While on the presidential campaign trail late in 2015, Donald Trump boasted that he had “the best words.” In a tweet fired off early Wednesday morning, he may have revealed one of them to the world: Covfefe.
While “covfefe” was likely a typo, the post remained online for at least an hour with no followup or correction, gathering more than 100,000 likes, replies and retweets combined. That caused this new entry into the lexicon to instantly trend:
I like that we all quickly googled covfefe just to make SURE first.— Kal Penn (@kalpenn) May 31, 2017
On a dark desert highway— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) May 31, 2017
Cool wind in my hair
Warm smell of covfefe
Rising up through the air
Wakes up.— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) May 31, 2017
📈 Lookups fo...
Regrets checking Twitter.
Goes back to bed.
Covfefe is like the word you scrawl in blood as you die so Columbo can figure out whodunnit— Ira Madison III (@ira) May 31, 2017
comedians in cars getting covfefe— Seinfeld Current Day (@Seinfeld2000) May 31, 2017
Nevertheless, she covfefed.— Tim Kubart (@timkubart) May 31, 2017
UPDATE: Trump deleted his original tweet shortly after 6 a.m. on Wednesday, and replaced it with this one:
Who can figure out the true meaning of "covfefe" ??? Enjoy!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 31, 2017
He did not explain what happened with the original message or why it wasn’t changed for more than six hours.