Trump caused a social media stir when he tweeted, “Despite the constant negative press covfefe,” on Tuesday night. The post remained up for several hours before it was deleted early Wednesday morning and replaced by another one about the faux word.
“Who can figure out the true meaning of “covfefe” ??? Enjoy!” he wrote.
Twitter attempted to figure out the meaning of “covfefe” as the word began trending, with celebrities, journalists and authors weighing in and taking a stab as they attempted to decipher Trump’s now-deleted tweet.
“When they go low, we covfefe,” joked comedian Billy Eichner.
Late night host James Corden added, “I’m gonna try and go back to sleep now. Everyone stay #covfefe.”
Trump has been garnering his fair share of social media scrutiny these days. Recently, the president’s shove of Montenegro Prime Minister Dusko Markovic to get to the front of a group of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) leaders made headlines.
First Lady Melania Trump also appeared to swat her husband’s hand away when he reached for her hand upon their arrival in Tel Aviv, Israel.