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Trump causes a “covfefe” over enigmatic midnight tweet


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Trump causes a “covfefe” over enigmatic midnight tweet

US President, and avid Tweeter, Donald Trump sparked a wave of speculation and online ridicule over an enigmatic late-night Tweet in which he appears to invent a new “word”.

In a Tweet posted just after midnight President Trump appeared ready to launch another one of his attacks against unfavourable press coverage. Except this time, the president wrote:

“Despite the constant negative press covfefe.”

The obviously unfinished message was published to Trump’s nearly 31 million followers on the social media network and was deleted almost six hours later by either the president himself or by one of his staffers.

Neither Trump nor the White House explained the message spurring online speculation as to what the president could have meant to write.


President Trump did acknowledge his “covfefe”. He took a humorous stab at the online gaff in a latter Tweet which only further propelled the error into one of the top trending topics on Twitter.

Online reactions satirised the president and even prompted a reaction from the Merriam-Webster Dictionary:








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