Social media rushes to define Trump's 'covfefe' tweet

Lance Nichols
June 1, 2017

But this time, users the world over have been left scratching their heads over "covfefe": a freakish word apparently created by the president.

Trump's mystery tweet sparks confusion: What does "covfefe" mean?

Some Twitterati suggested the word is a synonym to "The Lion King's" "hakuna matata" - meaning no worries, for the rest of your days.

Initially, Josh Dawsey, a Politico White House reporter, noted on Twitter an instance whereby President Trump decided not to take to Twitter to express his anger regarding John Boehner.

United States President Donald Trump loves to send out tweets and he has been doing it ever since we can remember him prior to his election to the presidency. What made "covfefe" extra curious is that Trump didn't delete the tweet until six hours after it was initially posted.


It seemed like the President was going to complain about the press - something he's wont to do - but it wasn't part of a Twitter rant.

"Adviser close to Trump says he was "very unhappy" yesterday that John Boehner attacked his presidency".

In a since-deleted tweet, Trump wrote an uncompleted post-midnight tweet about "constant negative press covfefe" that got people scratching their heads and the non-word "covfefe" trending on social media.

Some Twitter users turned in desperation to the Twitter account for Webster's dictionary, since surely if anyone could help them define a word, it would be Webster's, right?

Members of Congress from both parties have previously questioned Trump's habit of deleting his tweets, saying the act could violate the Presidential Records Act. But it's easy to figure out that he was targeting the media, probably the "Fake News media".

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