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Much speculation today as to the meaning of ‘covfefe’, the mysterious term apparently tweeted in error by President Trump late last night.
that was the moment Trump became prsiduvhirw pic.twitter.com/fKVPPNVFH0
— Anthony Brian Smith (@AnthonyBLSmith) May 31, 2017
Some suggested the enigmatic word was code for doomsday. Others, more plausibly, suspected it was a typo. But consensus there came none. Even the Merriam Webster dictionary, normally the go-to source for decoding the POTUS’s midnight Twitter ramblings, admitted it was stumped.
📈 Lookups fo…
Regrets checking Twitter.
Goes back to bed.
— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) May 31, 2017
Trump, meanwhile, continued to taunt.
Who can figure out the true meaning of “covfefe” ??? Enjoy!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 31, 2017
Fortunately, staff at London’s Wellcome Collection were on hand to solve the mystery – and their findings were even stranger than any of us dared think…
— Wellcome Collection (@ExploreWellcome) May 31, 2017
The demon’s powers may well be unclear. But the President’s capacity to kick start Internet memes is not in doubt.