Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Trump cryptic tweet 'covfefe' trends on Twitter

Not for the first time, a Donald Trump tweet has lit up the internet. But this time, users the world over have been left scratching their heads over "covfefe": a bizarre word apparently created by the president.

"Despite the constant negative press covfefe," read the US leader's short tweet sent early Wednesday.

Was it an acronym? A secret message? Or just a typo?

Wags around the world weighed in with biting sarcasm, and #covfefe quickly became the top trending item on Twitter.

Comments included a mock Google translation of "covfefe" from Russian into English as "I resign," and comments like "Drain the covfefe" -- a play on Trump's promise to "drain the swamp" in Washington.

"'Covfefe is a great word, period! - Sean Spicer tomorrow," read one tweet, mentioning the president's spokesman. READ MORE


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