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The Internet Tries To Figure Out The Meaning Of “Covfefe”

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Illustrated by Jihyang Lim.

And creates content gold in the process

Last night, in typical Trump behavior, the president of the free world sent this tweet out into the ether: “Despite the constant negative press covfefe.” It confused many, concerned others, and was deleted after about six hours. This morning, he followed it up with this:


Maybe you were awake when Trump first pressed send, maybe you were accosted by the internet conversation surrounding it the next day, either way, the question on everyone’s mind was: What the hell is covfefe?

Try to Google it, and you’ll get, well, a lot of stories about last night’s happenings now, but try to get Merriam-Webster to define it and it will let you know that the word isn’t in the dictionary. Was it a misspelling of coffee? No, because that wouldn’t make sense in the context of the sentence. Coverage is more than likely what he was trying to write, but the people of Twitter—whom we do not deserve, but definitely need—proceeded to do what they do best and turned the typo into a united moment of pure comedy.

Twin Peaks was brought into the mix because obviously

This dad had the right idea


Merriam-Webster's social team, though, couldn't be bothered

This is the only time that we'll stand for salt bae being turned into Trump

We're living in an age of golden content

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Of course, if given the opportunity, former spelling bee champ Arvind Mahankali wouldn't miss a beat

Neither would Sean Spicer when it comes to defending his boss

Last but certainly not least