While on the presidential campaign trail late in 2015, Donald Trump boasted that he had “the best words.” In a tweet fired off early Wednesday morning, he may have revealed one of them to the world: Covfefe.
While “covfefe” was likely a typo, the post remained online for at least an hour with no followup or correction, gathering more than 100,000 likes, replies and retweets combined. That caused this new entry into the lexicon to instantly trend:
Do not stop using #Covfefe suddenly or you could have unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Ask your doctor how to safely stop using Covfefe.— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) May 31, 2017
I like that we all quickly googled covfefe just to make SURE first.— Kal Penn (@kalpenn) May 31, 2017
Oh right, everybody's laughing at #Covfefe now, but may I remind you that NOBODY was laughing about it at Bowling Green.— Mark Childress (@markchildress) May 31, 2017
Call your Doctor and ask if #Covfefe is right for you.— Tara NeyhardCampbell (@mrs_actor_dude) May 31, 2017
On a dark desert highway— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) May 31, 2017
Cool wind in my hair
Warm smell of covfefe
Rising up through the air
Wakes up.— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) May 31, 2017
📈 Lookups fo...
Regrets checking Twitter.
Goes back to bed.
I hope #covfefe is an extra credit answer on a high school history test in the future.— jack (@coplistic) May 31, 2017
Covfefe is like the word you scrawl in blood as you die so Columbo can figure out whodunnit— Ira Madison III (@ira) May 31, 2017
Really bummed he beat us to the chase but, #Covfefe is the villain in Frozen 2.— Josh Gad (@joshgad) May 31, 2017
Media elites make fun of #covfefe instead of trying to understand it— Warren Leight (@warrenleightTV) May 31, 2017
comedians in cars getting covfefe— Seinfeld Current Day (@Seinfeld2000) May 31, 2017
what makes me saddest is that I know I'll never write anything funnier than #covfefe— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) May 31, 2017
Calm down everybody- he was talking about a negatively charged molecule composed of one cobalt, one vanadium and two iron atoms. #CoVFeFe— Smashed Avopeteamus (@Hippopeteamus) May 31, 2017
If you #Covfefe 'd at all in the past 10 minutes, you are part of a movement— Laurie Kilmartin (@anylaurie16) May 31, 2017
Dear White House Press Corps. If you only ask about #Covfefe tomorrow, relentlessly, until Spicy's head explodes, we will all send you money— Christopher Moore (@TheAuthorGuy) May 31, 2017
Nevertheless, she covfefed.— Tim Kubart (@timkubart) May 31, 2017
I'm gonna try and go back to sleep now. Everyone stay #covfefe— James Corden (@JKCorden) May 31, 2017
UPDATE: Trump deleted his original tweet shortly after 6 a.m. on Wednesday, and replaced it with this one:
Who can figure out the true meaning of "covfefe" ??? Enjoy!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 31, 2017
He did not explain what happened with the original message or why it wasn’t changed for more than six hours.