Trump Deletes Original ‘Covfefe’ Tweet, Then Teases ‘True Meaning’ of Word

Even Merriam-Webster pokes fun at the president

Last Updated: May 31, 2017 @ 6:06 AM

President Trump confused his Twitter followers when he tweeted, “Despite the constant negative press covfefe,” just after midnight on Wednesday morning. Later he deleted it, and posted another tweet that teased the “true meaning” of the mystery word.

The bizarre, misspelled message sparked an immediate “WTF?!?” reaction from social media, catapulting “covfefe” to the top of Twitter trends as people tried to figure out what on earth the president meant.

We think he was trying to say “coverage,” but it appears Trump went to sleep after sending the spelling error. The tweet was up from about 12:06 a.m. ET until 5:48 a.m. — even Merriam-Webster poked fun at the president.

Trump was busy on Wednesday morning, also blasting “sick” comedian Kathy Griffin for her photo featuring a bloody and decapitated version of his head.

Kathy Griffin should be ashamed of herself,” POTUS tweeted. “My children, especially by 11 year old son, Barron, are having a hard time with this. Sick!”

The red-headed comedian came under immediate fire on Tuesday after photographer Tyler Shields posted a photo and video from a shoot featuring Griffin holding the bloodied disembodied head of a man looking remarkably like Trump.