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What is ‘Covfefe’?! World stumped.

What is covfefe and why is everyone talking about it?

Unfortunately, the most interesting thing that even makes covfefe newsworthy is the fact that it is actual news concerning the President of the United States. On May 31st, at 12:06 am, President Donald Trump tweeted, “Despite the negative press covfefe.” While President Trump’s Twitter account went silent, journalists all over the world started speculating about the meaning of ‘covfefe.’

The tweet itself was shared over 127,000 times and liked 162,000 times. It was deleted six hours after being shared. People online joked it could be a nuclear launch code, while others speculated he could’ve been distracted mid tweet and asked an aide for a coffee.

 

Interestingly, shortly after the first tweet was deleted, he released another tweet. It read, “Who can figure out the true meaning of covfefe? Enjoy!” This offered zero insight as to what the original tweet meant. Even Hillary Clinton got into the action, sharing a tweet with the comment, “People in covfefe houses shouldn’t throw covfefe.”

This isn’t the first time Donald Trump has deleted a tweet. On May 4th, President Donald Trump deleted a tweet that said, “An honor to host President Mahmoud Abbas at the WH today,” Trump wrote in the tweet. “Hopefully something terrific could come out of it between the Palestinians and Israel.”

Unfortunately, because of his seemingly fickle opinions on the matter, the deletion of the tweet caused uproar amongst countries. It seemed as if the hope for a resolution of the matter was impossible again.

Another instance of when a tweet of President Donald Trump went viral was when he tweeted the word “We”. The tweet was instantly shared, and tweeted at. Even a hashtag #We popped up with Twitter users completing the sentence. One read, #We want Congress to subpoena those tapes! NOW!

So true. Nothing ever leaves the Internet.

Written by Sasha Michaels

A long time writer based in Chicago with a degree in Aerospace Engineering and a minor in Political Science. Professionally writing since the age of 13, I cover topics I'm most passionate about - relationships, travel, health, and of course, politics.

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