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Trump posts vague, midnight tweet about 'negative press covfefe'

William Cummings
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Key Points
  • Trump tweeted shortly after midnight, but it is not at all clear what he was tweeting about.
  • Most of Trump's fellow Twitter users jumped all over the apparent mistake.
  • #Covfefe quickly became a trending topic.
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Donald Trump has been active on Twitter since his return from his first overseas trip as president. And he kept the ball rolling with a tweet shortly after midnight on Wednesday morning.

But it is not at all clear what the president was tweeting about.

"Despite the negative press covfefe," Trump wrote, and nothing more.

@realDonaldTrump Despite the constant negative press covfefe

Even if we assume "covfefe" was a typo and the president meant to type "coverage," it remains a mystery what the tweet refers to.

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Perhaps it was meant as a follow-up to his previous tweet, in which he retweeted a Fox and Friends tweet citing an unnamed source who said, "Jared Kushner didn't suggest Russian communications channel in meeting."

@foxandfriends Jared Kushner didn't suggest Russian communications channel in meeting, source says http://fxn.ws/2rPTTnS

Unsurprisingly, most of Trump's fellow Twitter users jumped all over the apparent mistake. #Covfefe quickly became a trending topic, and a quick check on GoDaddy revealed the domain name covfefe.com was already taken.

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