A mystifying, mistyped tweet from the covfefe in chief

The occupant of the Oval Office sent the wags of the Twitterverse into a derisive feeding frenzy with his post-midnight puzzler. Who knows? It might end up being the Word of the Year.

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This morning at 12:06 a.m. Eastern time, President Donald Trump sent what we can only assume is an epic misspelling in a tweet that has captured the internet’s imagination.

It read, “Despite the constant negative press covfefe.”

That was it. The tweet stayed up for hours until Trump finally deleted it. Before it vanished, tweets such as this came fast and furious:

“Of course #covfefe is real word. It was coined during the Bowling Green Massacre.” pic.twitter.com/DYjqX1xE7M

— Diane N. Sevenay (@Diane_7A) May 31, 2017

Finally, the tweet was taken down, and another was posted in its place:

Who can figure out the true meaning of “covfefe” ??? Enjoy!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 31, 2017

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