So, it’s about 1:10 in the morning, and I’m sitting there minding my own business. Like most people up at that hour, I had no reason for it—just wasting time that I could be sleeping ahead of my usual 6:00 wake-up. And then I noticed something funny.
The word ‘Covfete’ was trending, and popping up in a few tweets coming across my feed. What was this? A little bit of homework (like, 20 seconds, tbh), and I was given a swift conclusion to my inquiry:
Now, this isn’t the first time that the ole President has made a spelling error. But, it’s still pretty unprecedented—usually his misspellings and whatnot are fairly quickly (not for most people, but for his old out-of-touch self) corrected. But not this… this misspelling—if you’d even call such a crude attempt at “coverage” a misspelling—stayed up for SO LONG, and the thought wasn’t even finished! What was going on? Did he pass out mid-tweet? Did someone install software that kills his phone once he starts tweeting after midnight? The tweet has since been deleted, but the damage has been done.
Trump’s old tweets keep coming back to haunt him pic.twitter.com/KFtQPKuZWT
— Daniel Lin (@danwlin) May 31, 2017
When they go low, we covfefe.
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) May 31, 2017
“Four score and seven years ago…” — Abraham Lincoln
“Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country” — John F. Kennedy
“Despite the constant negative press covfefe” —
Donald J. Trump
Take a look around the net and surely you’ll find some great stuff with this today, and it’ll probably even be funny a little longer before it gets old and played out. Maybe it’ll have lasting power, though. After all, it’s pretty darn funny:
what makes me saddest is that I know I'll never write anything funnier than #covfefe
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) May 31, 2017
‘Covfefe’ had the internet aflame in the middle of the night, and by the time most of us had woken up, the joke was pretty much done, and Donnie had moved on to the next super destructive and irresponsible thing. He even tried to own the joke himself, I guess:
Who can figure out the true meaning of "covfefe" ??? Enjoy!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 31, 2017