In the now infamous Tweet heard ’round the world, President Donald Trump sent out a Tweet on May 31, at 12:26 a.m. that sent mainstream media into a frenzy with many saying he lost his mind and attacking him for Tweeting.
Meanwhile, Conservatives and Republicans alike were left scratching their heads trying to figure out just what “Covfefe” meant with many thinking it was simply a typo and others showing their support by making memes that appeared on social media using the word to depict locations around the world or making up definitions.
Comedian Jimmy Kimmel lamented: “What makes me saddest is that I know I’ll never write anything funnier than #covfefe.”
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) May 31, 2017
Trump’s critics, including Rosie O’Donnell, used the opportunity to poke fun at his blunder.
goodnight – i am sick of all this fake media vasweiwei
— ROSIE (@Rosie) May 31, 2017
On Wednesday Press Secretary Sean Spicer took the podium in an off-camera afternoon press briefing as speculation went rampant as to just what “covfefe” could possibly be interpreted as.
“The President and a small group of people knew exactly what he meant.”
Of course, the left and right alike had already spent untold hours in their attempts to ascertain the meaning of what was believed to be President Trump’s incomplete thought and the made-up nonsense word at the end.
Covfefe had been retweeted 127,000 times and the President was clearly also having some fun at the expense of the Mainstream Media left chasing their tails trying to figure out what in the world was going on.
Who can figure out the true meaning of "covfefe" ??? Enjoy!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 31, 2017
Sassy Liberty, AFF pointed out that Spicer addressed as he undoubtedly, knew he was going to have to do this at the briefing going with his cryptic message. The White House press corp found the whole thing humorous and laughter ensued. As one might expect, several people tried to ask follow-up questions but no answers were forthcoming from the White House.
“Wait a minute,” one reporter said, “What does covfefe mean?”
Spicer simply let them stew while everyone else was well and truly confused. What could have easily been dismissed as a mistake, or a typo, or an oversight, is now a lingering issue for the White House.
As actor James Urbaniak pointed out on Twitter –
“What does the covfefe Tweet mean?” is now a legitimate question. Moreover, who are the “small group of people” who were in on it? And why did the President communicate this inside message to them through his very-public Twitter account?
By his statement, Spicer conveyed that the “covfefe” mystery was indeed intentional. So what does it mean? After doing some research and using Google Translate, one will find that “Cov fe’fe” in Arabic means “I will stand up.”
“Despite the constant negative press, I will stand up.”
Seems fitting for President Trump doesn’t it?
Even Hillary tried to get in on the action with her attempts to troll the President. Her attempt at humor fell flat as the meaning of the tweet was revealed.
Sorry to disappoint you liberals, but President Donald Trump is on the ball even at 12:26 a.m.!