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Donald Trump Tweeted "Covfefe" And People Are Very Confused

Update: Trump deleted the tweet nearly six hours later and is leaving it to the public to decide what "covfefe" means.

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It was about midnight Washington, DC, time when President Donald Trump sent out a tweet, as he is known to do. However, he appeared to fall short of actually completing his sentence.

At first, people thought "covfefe" was a mistake that Trump would soon delete and fix.

In fairness, you get some positive covfefe from Breitfef, FOX & Ferfs, and Milo Fefenefellfef as well. https://t.co/3X30gmefJ2

However, as time went on and Trump didn't delete his tweet, people started to read into it.

Who among us hasn't had an embarrassing typo blow up while casually possessing the ability to launch ~750 nukes instantaneously at whatever.

It was up for quite some time.

It's been 22 minutes. I think he meant covfefe.

Almost an hour and the covfefe tweet is still up. Imagine he tweets something wrong during a crisis. Who's there to fix it?

'No, it's still there 😂😂😂' #covfefe

@scalzi A noble covfefe embiggens the smallest hands.

And what has happened to Donald Trump?

Me, trying to get anything done before I've had my first cup of covfefe

Note from Ivanka proves worst fears about #covfefe.

Whatever covfefe means, it led to a *lot* of memes:

"And just before you serve it, you hit it with a dash of #Covfefe"

There were parody accounts and references to the orb:

*Damn* fine covfefe.

Even the dictionary got involved:

Wakes up. Checks Twitter. . . . Uh... . . . 📈 Lookups fo... . . . Regrets checking Twitter. Goes back to bed.

And Urban Dictionary moved fast:

As is often the case though, the real story is probably the most boring:

I think Trump was trying to write, "despite the negative press coverage..." accidentally hit sent after mucking up & got distracted.

Thanks, Jeet. 🙄

It was live on Twitter dot com for almost six hours.

You're all laughing, but perhaps the real Twitter is the covfefe we make along the way.

RIP, covfefe. We hardly knew ye!

In the replies, some people were not impressed.

@realDonaldTrump I don't think pretending to invent words is within the remit of the President

But others were glad the president saw the funny side of it.

@realDonaldTrump Glad you have a sense of humour about it!

And of course, people did have a go at guessing the meaning.

@realDonaldTrump Your hands are too small for your phone's keyboard?

Late on Wednesday evening, Hillary Clinton tried her own covfefe tweet. It was... well, look. It's a tweet about covfefe.

People in covfefe houses shouldn't throw covfefe. https://t.co/M7oK5Z6qwF

There were mixed reviews:

Clinton with a team of uncertain aides yelling that "covfefe house" is the line, "covfefe house!"

The year 2017. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton really gonna have a twitter fingers dispute. This ain't happening.

Brad Esposito is a news reporter for BuzzFeed and is based in Sydney, Australia.

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