US President Donald Trump's late night tweets have often been a source of interest, but none more so than Tuesday evening's bizarre post which caused the internet to explode.
The reason? One 'word': "Covfefe".
President Trump began the tweet in the usual fashion, seeming to be giving out about "constant negative press", but finished the sentence abruptly with the nonsensical word.
Despite the constant negative press covfefe— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 31, 2017
The tweet featuring the apparent typo garnered over 130,000 retweets and 103,000 likes when it was finally deleted, about 6 hours after Trump posted it.
He has now taken to his official Twitter page once-more, asking his 31 million followers, "Who can figure out the true meaning of "covfefe"??? Enjoy!"
Who can figure out the true meaning of "covfefe" ??? Enjoy!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 31, 2017
Of course, Twitter had a field day as people tried to get to the bottom of the "covfefe" mystery.
"And just before you serve it, you hit it with a dash of #Covfefe" pic.twitter.com/fm9CAF4Iyz— Charles M. Blow (@CharlesMBlow) May 31, 2017
Today's gonna be a large covfefe and McDonald's breakfast kinda morning 😂 #covfefe— Scarlett Moffatt (@ScarlettMoffatt) May 31, 2017
This is #covfefe translated from Russian. pic.twitter.com/1Im7ZzLO0Y— Kristina Wong ❄️ (@mskristinawong) May 31, 2017
I think #Covfefe is Russian for "Take Jared and spare me." pic.twitter.com/pDpjqX0Cyg— Kristina Wong ❄️ (@mskristinawong) May 31, 2017
Media frantically typing #Covfefe on Google translate to see what it means in Russian. pic.twitter.com/0DubNBvs3C— Matt '15 (@Aggie_Matt15) May 31, 2017
Finally figured out what Bill Murray whispered in Scarlett Johansson's ear at the end of "Lost in Translation" #covfefe pic.twitter.com/fDFJUYlEz8— Jordan VanDina (@Shrimptooth) May 31, 2017
Meanwhile, some Twitter users joked that Kathy Griffin would be thankful for detracting attention from her Donald Trump photo controversy.
Congratulations Kathy Griffin. No one cares about you anymore. We have #covfefe now.— Erik Brooks (@ChipBrooks17) May 31, 2017
"Thank god for covfefe." -Kathy Griffin— Lauren Reeves (@laurenreeves) May 31, 2017
Kathy Griffin: Tonight, I have all of Twitter paying attention to me!@realDonaldTrump: Hold my #covfefe.— Victoria Cliett (@VictoriaCliett1) May 31, 2017
Kathy Griffin was saved tonight. We are all too distracted by #covfefe to judge her. she owes him! pic.twitter.com/iUaAuumpuz— Chelsea Girl (@NYCChelseaGirl) May 31, 2017
Other Twitterers wondered how White House press secretary Sean Spicer would handle the 'covfefe' dramz.
President Trump did not make a typo. Period. And I better not read any negative covfefe about this -- Sean Spicer https://t.co/XpdUkXuIPI— Dan Pfeiffer (@danpfeiffer) May 31, 2017
"Covfefe is a great word, period!"— covfefe nussbaum (@theNuzzy) May 31, 2017
- Sean Spicer, tomorrow
Sean Spicer reading the #covfefe tweets tomorrow morning: pic.twitter.com/0QYZdnfGT9— Robert Doty (@dohteeafk) May 31, 2017
Sean Spicer tomorrow: "This mocking of Trump is another example for the dishonest media #covfefe and only a distractfefe of real isuefefes"— Amir (@AmirAminiMD) May 31, 2017
"Not only is covfefe a word, it's the greatest word ever uttered." pic.twitter.com/kWhfLrFaKn— Zach Braff (@zachbraff) May 31, 2017
The Merriam-Webster dictionary, which has a history of fact-checking Trump's tweets, decided to give this one a miss.
Wakes up.— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) May 31, 2017
📈 Lookups fo...
Regrets checking Twitter.
Goes back to bed.