On the same day it was reported that Trump's lawyers want to screen all his tweets, he made one of his funniest tweet gaffes ever!
Just after midnight, he let loose a strange sentence fragment complaining about press coverage, only the last word was the mysterious "Covfefe." The word trended all night and yet no one from the White House could delete it because Trump apparently fell asleep with his phone (maybe while sitting on the toilet?).
Twitter immediately exploded with hilarious memes. Note that the word "Rosebud" was also trending at the same time - that is the last word in the film Citizen Kane spoken by the main character, an extremely wealthy but unhappy man who was remembering a sled he left in the snow on his last happy day of childhood. The cryptic parallel was obvious and made by twitter fans over and over.
UPDATE: Donald Trump chose not to explain the next day what he meant by "Covfefe," merely tweeting:
Who can figure out the true meaning of "covfefe" ??? Enjoy!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 31, 2017
It was the unfortunate Spokesman Sean Spicer who came out for his daily press briefing to suffer questions about the Trump tweet, giving it a note of high seriousness that "Covfefe" did not deserve.
"The president and a small group of people know exactly what he meant." ~ Sean Spicer
Spicer on 'covfefe' tweet: "The president and a small group of people know exactly what he meant." https://t.co/URM4mW8pmO— MSNBC (@MSNBC) May 31, 2017
Kids, if you ever have a boss that's so emotionally fragile you'd have to risk your job to admit he made a typo, quit that job. https://t.co/Qig1c9BPk5— Jason Kander (@JasonKander) May 31, 2017
Hillary Clinton quipped:
Hillary: “I thought [covefe] was a message to the Russians"— Ben Dreyfuss (@bendreyfuss) May 31, 2017
And later Hillary tweeted this retort:
People in covfefe houses shouldn't throw covfefe. https://t.co/M7oK5Z6qwF— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) June 1, 2017
this is so funny. pic.twitter.com/0FCN3MPtGg— Joe Papp (@joepabike) May 31, 2017
what makes me saddest is that I know I'll never write anything funnier than #covfefe— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) May 31, 2017
Wakes up.— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) May 31, 2017
📈 Lookups fo...
Regrets checking Twitter.
Goes back to bed.
In this moment, he became Presfefe. https://t.co/CBrAiNDYwQ— Brian Beutler (@brianbeutler) May 31, 2017
What if covfefe is the nuclear code?— (((Seekingreality))) (@Exposingfrauds7) May 31, 2017
It's a cry for helfe.— vickivanv (@vickivanv) May 31, 2017
#covfefe is people— Andy- (@andym67) May 31, 2017
"Leave the gun, take the covfefe."— Russ Walker (@russ_walker) May 31, 2017
Citizen Trump and the new Rosebud
"Covfefe..." pic.twitter.com/t3jwc5JKoj— FollowedbyRobots (@revigilant) May 31, 2017
YOU GUYS. COVFEFE IS HIS CHILDHOOD SLED— Elena Siegman (@elenaYAY) May 31, 2017
Covfefe is our generation's Rosebud.— Elizabeth Hackett (@LizHackett) May 31, 2017
Yrsvjseubpihfcovswtvnjhgfefesxnklimnq— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) May 31, 2017
and all covfefe breaks out— jane (@applPiprogress) May 31, 2017
Nevertheless, she covfefed.— Tim Kubart (@timkubart) May 31, 2017
Come— Winning the Covfefe! (@MisterWelby) May 31, 2017
Switch to decovfefenated. https://t.co/fBqIXBZJWf— Michael Black (@AgentBigfoot) May 31, 2017
The only American who understood #covfefe is the Cash Me Outside girl— Thomas Wood (@NotCatPictures) May 31, 2017
It has to be an incredibly good feeling when you resign as White House Communications Director one day before #covfefe— Donald J Orwell (@DonaldJOrwell) May 31, 2017
Ich Bin Ein Covfefe— Anthony Aveyard (@AnthonyAveyard) May 31, 2017
If Obama had tweeted the word covfefe, Fox News would be reporting that it was a secret Muslim curse he placed on white people.— OhNoSheTwitnt (@OhNoSheTwitnt) May 31, 2017
Spicer: "I think the #covfefe speaks for itself, the President has nothing further to add."— Paul Davis (@p_davis5) May 31, 2017