31 May #Covfefe
Another day, another crazy comment from our 45th President. In his first 132 days in office, President Trump has made more inappropriate comments than Chris Rock on Oscar night.
It was 12:06 am when he tweeted: “Despite the constant negative press covfefe”
No one knows exactly where he was going with this but, for several hours, the whole world hung on this one typo.
KFC claimed it as their secret ingredient.
MerriamWebster offered a definition.
Many reimagined it as a brand slogan, offering:
The best part of waking up is #Covfefe in your cup.
Easy. Breezy. Beautiful. #Covfefe girl
Maybe she’s born with it, maybe it’s #Covfefe.
Others cited it as a movie line:
“#Covfefe is what Bill Murray whispered in Scarlett Johansson’s ear at the end of “Lost in Translation.”
“it’s Rosebud, the dying words of Charles Kane in Orson Welles’ Citizen Kane.”
By 4am, his typo-ridden tweet had garnered more than 108,000 retweets and 135,000 likes. And, by 6am, it was deleted.
Maybe it’s the instantaneous nature of the medium. Maybe it’s the 140 character limit. Maybe it’s the fact that you don’t need photos or video – just a smartphone and a couple of fingers – but, for some reason, our president can’t stop himself from sounding off on Twitter.
Not since Richard Nixon has an American President called the free press his enemy. And he only said it in the privacy of the Oval office. Trump goes as far as to call out specific media outlets:
“The fake news media is going crazy with their conspiracy theories and blind hatred. @MSNBC & @CNN are unwatchable. @foxandfriends is great!” 2/15 6:40 am
“The failing @nytimes writes total fiction concerning me. They have gotten it wrong for two years, and now are making up stories & sources!” 2/6 11:32 am
And he doesn’t limit himself to the media.
“My daughter Ivanka has been treated so unfairly by @Nordstrom. She is a great person – always pushing me to do the right thing! Terrible!” 2/8 10:51 am
The list goes on and on. In fact, The New York Times catalogued 331 people, places and things that the president has insulted since he began his presidential run.
You’d think someone at the White House would do us all a favor and pry that phone out of @realDonaldTrump’s potentially-Nuclear-code-pressing-fingers.
Until they do, I suppose we Americans will just have to look at it like we look at the crazy relative that posts on our Facebook page. We can unfollow him or sit back and enjoy the show.