The question of the day: What does covfefe mean?
President Trump’s Twitter typo from Tuesday night sparked a groundswell of reactions across the internet as people debated what it meant and used the non-word in various (hilarious) sentences.
Barring news on how Trump is expected to pull out of the Paris climate accord or how he is handing out his cellphone number to world leaders, if you’re catching up with all things “covfefe,” here’s the best of the popular meme.
Urban Dictionary had the right idea, jumping in to define POTUS evening typo. Its top definition at the time of this writing, was “when you want to say ‘coverage’ but your hands are too small too hit all the letters on your keyboard.”
Meanwhile celebrities and brands hopped onto the covfefe bandwagon, whether it was to figure out its secret, help other people to understand it, or to look at Trump’s policies and react accordingly.
— Charles M. Blow (@CharlesMBlow) May 31, 2017
— Pee-wee Herman (@peeweeherman) May 31, 2017
I have always depended on the covfefe of strangers
— Matt Lucas (@RealMattLucas) May 31, 2017
what makes me saddest is that I know I'll never write anything funnier than #covfefe
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) May 31, 2017
— Mark Frost (@mfrost11) May 31, 2017
— The Walking Dead (@TheWalkingDead) May 31, 2017
#Covfefe means resign in Russian.
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) May 31, 2017
Meanwhile former White House and President Obama photographer Pete Souza, who has been openly critical of the Trump administration, threw some shade of his own over on Instagram:
The majority of covfefe memes elsewhere went the referential route, either looking at past Trump memes (and there are many) for more context, or by looking at movie and TV shows for inspiration — including a doctored “Wheel of Fortune” board and quite a few “Arrival” references.
— Inside Rob's Head (@alterego_rob) May 31, 2017
— Lisa Boban (@lisaboban) May 31, 2017
— Kari Baxter Donovan (@happit1776) May 31, 2017
— Erin Lacey (@ErinLacey1) May 31, 2017
Spicer: Look the president has been very clear on #covfefe. I think the tweet speaks for itself. I'm not going to rehash every letter today.
— Claire Wisely (@Claire_Wisely) May 31, 2017
— Joe Martin (@joeDmarti) May 31, 2017
— Kat Lapelosa???? (@Its_Katka) May 31, 2017
Hello. My name is #covfefe. You killed my father. Prepare to die.
— Dónde Groovily (@DondeGroovily) May 31, 2017
Thou shalt not covfefe thy neighbor's house, thou shalt not covfefe thy neighbor's wife
— a baseball bat (@sarahjeong) May 31, 2017
If u think you're above covfefe you're part of the probfefe
— Covfefe Feferstein (@kateberlant) May 31, 2017
But in the end, covfefe — a meme to end all memes — is just a reflection of the man who tweeted it, whether he meant to or not.
— NARAL (@NARAL) May 31, 2017