This afternoon US President Donald Trump tweeted, "Despite the constant negative press covfefe."
Within 20 minutes, it had been retweeted 13,000 times, liked 16,000 times, and "covfefe" was trending worldwide.
So what is covfefe? A typo of coverage? The tweet was sent about midnight in Washington, so maybe a plea for coffee? His password?
It seemed even the POTUS did not know, tweeting just after 6am DC time, "Who can figure out the true meaning of 'covfefe'???"
Who can figure out the true meaning of "covfefe" ??? Enjoy!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 31, 2017
Twitter, as it often does, was full of jokes within minutes of the initial tweet.
Liberals are so perfect, they've never been in the middle of typing a tweet, and then been interrupted, and accidentally sent it #covfefe— Mark Dice (@MarkDice) May 31, 2017
Do not stop using #Covfefe suddenly or you could have unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Ask your doctor how to safely stop using Covfefe.— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) May 31, 2017
GIF: why cant anyone say my name right?— Dan Murphy (@Engine26Studios) May 31, 2017
#covfefe : Hold My Beer
Covfefe is a Bad Hombre. He was the Fourth Amigo, who left before they became famous. pic.twitter.com/om0wmCPxhw— Rob Hosking (@robhosking) May 31, 2017
And if you're confused how to pronounce "covfefe", read this whole thread.
Time will tell whether fefe compounds become true libfefes or remain simple portmanfefes.— Gretchen McCulloch (@GretchenAMcC) May 31, 2017
it's covFEfe not covfeFE pic.twitter.com/w9okWwyybP— Honi (@HoniAhm) May 31, 2017