Trump’s typo tweet ‘covfefe’ #1 trend on Twitter
President Donald Trump’s late night tweet #covfefe is causing frenzy around the globe.
#covfefe has quickly become the top trending item on Twitter.
Not for the first time, a Trump tweet has lit up the internet.
But this time, users the world over have been left scratching their heads over “covfefe”.
“Despite the constant negative press covfefe,” read the US leader’s short tweet sent early Wednesday, an obvious typo that should have read: “…coverage”
But social media decided to have fun with the typo instead. Was it an acronym? A secret message? Or just a typo?
Comments included a mock Google translation of “covfefe” from Russian into English as “I resign,” and comments like “Drain the covfefe” — a play on Trump’s promise to “drain the swamp” in Washington.
“‘Covfefe is a great word, period! – Sean Spicer tomorrow,” read one tweet, mentioning the president’s spokesman.
Even the Regent’s English Language Center in London got in on the act, writing: “To all of our English language students, we can confirm that ‘covfefe’ is not an English word. Yet.”
Four hours later the typo not been corrected nor deleted.
At 0830 GMT Trump’s “covfefe” tweet had more than 105,000 retweets and had been shared 35,000 times, according to Twitter figures.
Trump did later delete the tweet, replacing it with “Who can figure out the true meaning of “covfefe” ???Enjoy!”, a humorous dig at himself, indicating that he was having as much fun with the meme as the rest of the world.
(Source: AFP, SUN)