President Donald Trump has a way of making the internet stir with the press of a single button.
Trump, who has utilized Twitter more than any other president, did so just after midnight Wednesday (12:06 a.m. EDT) when he sent out the word “covfefe” in a tweet to his 31 million followers on the social media platform.
The problem, if you haven’t discovered yet, is that “covfefe” isn’t a word. It appears that Trump, who has become known for posting tweets at odd ours of the night, had a typo when trying to spell the word “coverage.” The strange part is that the tweet remained up on his personal Twitter account for well over two hours.
Within just one minute of him sending out the questionable tweet, it had over 10,000 re-tweets and even more likes. It sent the internet into a stir as people tried to decipher exactly what it was that he was trying to say.
When searching the term in English dictionaries, it comes up completely empty. That prompted Merriam-Webster to sent out a humorous tweet commenting on the alleged error.
If Trump was meaning to write “despite the constant negative press coverage,” it’s still unknown what he was exactly trying to say.
Coincidentally, the Scripps National Spelling Bee begins Wednesday in Washington D.C. So maybe the president was trying to promote the annual competition of the nation’s best spellers?
Whatever it is Trump was trying to say, it sure ignited the internet on fire and led to some hilarious tweets.
See some of the best reactions to the tweet below:
Comedian Patton Oswalt Made Comparisons to the Dos Equis Beer Advertisements
If ‘Covfefe’ Was Around During J.F.K.’s Presidency
Users Found the Potential Lead Story for Fox News
One User Suggested Oprah Should Give ‘Covfefe’ Away
Speculation Was Made as to Sean Spicer’s Reaction to Questions From Reporters at Wednesday’s Press Briefing
The Urban Dictionary Definition Was Up Almost Instantly
The Word Could Do Some Damage In Scrabble
Maybe the Term Meant Something Else…?
One User Asked Others to Play a Game of Wheel of Fortune
Actor Zach Braff Thinks That Trump Actually Meant to Tweet ‘Covfefe
People Implored Marty From Back to the Future to Stop ‘Covfefe’ From Breaking the Internet
People Were On the Edge of Their Seats to See When Trump Would Delete the Tweet