Shortly after midnight Wednesday, Donald Trump took to Twitter to address his 31 million followers. His message? “Despite the constant negative press covfefe.” The mysterious message was given no explanation or correction in the six hours it remained up on the president’s account. Before being deleted, it had been retweeted 126,000 times and liked over 160,000 times.
No one really knows what Trump was trying to say. Did he fall asleep mid-tweet? Did he quickly hide the phone under a cushion when he was caught tweeting by an aide? Or did the message have some deeper meaning we all missed? Whatever the truth, the internet reacted just as you would expect. The tweet became a meme in record time, and the jokes kept going long after Trump deleted the message.
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