The 45th president of the United States of America once said, “I know words, I know the best words. But there’s no better word than stupid.”
Despite that legendary statement, President Donald Trump has once again proved himself wrong, gifting the Twitterverse with a new word that may be the very definition of stupid.
On Tuesday night, just after the clock struck 12 a.m., President Trump tweeted “Despite the constant negative press covfefe”—prompting concerned members of the public to ask the big question: WTF DOES THAT MEAN?
that was the moment Trump became prsiduvhirw pic.twitter.com/fKVPPNVFH0
— Anthony Brian Smith (@AnthonyBLSmith) May 31, 2017
Though the president has since deleted his late-night musing from Twitter, he woke up Wednesday morning ready to fuel the 140-character fire tweeting:
Who can figure out the true meaning of “covfefe” ??? Enjoy!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 31, 2017
And according to (should-have-been president) Hillary Clinton, the true meaning of covfefe is the opportunity for a seriously amazing clapback after President Trump tweeted “Crooked Hillary Clinton now blames everybody but herself, refuses to say she was a terrible candidate. Hits Facebook & even Dems & DNC.”
People in covfefe houses shouldn’t throw covfefe. https://t.co/M7oK5Z6qwF
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) June 1, 2017
If you saw the trending term and thought, like a rational human, that you could look up this word in the dictionary, don’t bother.
Regrets checking Twitter.
Goes back to bed.
— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) May 31, 2017
Instead, it has fallen to the internet masses to crowdsource the meaning behind this new term/likely typo—and the responses did not disappoint.
— Niels Honkoop (@NielsHonkoop) May 31, 2017
— E (@esheikh_) May 31, 2017
Now this is what the internet should be about. pic.twitter.com/959KUUNmMJ
— Stig Abell (@StigAbell) May 31, 2017
— Ruwayda Mustafah (@RuwaydaMustafah) May 31, 2017
— Peter Spiegel (@SpiegelPeter) May 31, 2017
In Canada, we spell it couvfefe. #covfefe
— Keith VD (@kvdonck) May 31, 2017
Maybe Covfefe is Trump’s safeword and he’s finally telling us he’s had enough.
— Jesse McLaren (@McJesse) May 31, 2017
Now use it in a sentence…
Survivor: Covfefe. Coming next spring
— Chris (@ChrisTaylor8859) May 31, 2017
— Charles M. Blow (@CharlesMBlow) 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
— Alex Zalben (@azalben) May 31, 2017
— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) May 31, 2017
— Richard Hine (@richardhine) May 31, 2017
In conclusion, this user speaks for us all:
— alt_kellyanne (@alt_kellyanne_) May 31, 2017