Early this morning, a restless Donald Trump took to twitter—yet again—to vent about…something? Although his tweet begins on well-trod ground, it seems to lose its way and ends prematurely.
“Despite the negative press covfefe,” the Commander and Chief proclaimed on social media.
And that was it.
Right away, Twitter jumped in like Amy Adams in Arrival to decipher the meaning behind “covfefe.”
Some Twitter-ers tried decoding the word by rearranging the letters.
Wow, if you rearrange the letters in "covfefe," it spells "I am Lord Voldemort."
— David Rutz (@DavidRutz) May 31, 2017
Others enlisted the help of translation tools.
— Kristina Wong ❄️ (@mskristinawong) May 31, 2017
Senator Al Franken looked to his Yiddish ancestors for answers.
— CNN (@CNN) May 31, 2017
Brian Faga looked back even further to a time with magic and dark rituals.
— Brian Fraga (@BfragaHN) May 31, 2017
The more enterprising among Twitter saw a branding opportunity in the confusion.
— Kyle Aaron (@Tonewise_Music) May 31, 2017
— tzantali (@Tzantali1) May 31, 2017
Ask your doctor if Covfefe is right for you. pic.twitter.com/XcDAXMNw1m
— Travon Free (@Travon) May 31, 2017
While the more sensitive Twitter users saw poetic potential in the ambiguous word.
Mirriam-Webster was at a loss for an answer.
📈 Lookups fo…
Regrets checking Twitter.
Goes back to bed.
— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) May 31, 2017
Many people instead turned to Urban Dictionary for an explanation.
— Alt Dept of ED (@Alt_DeptofED) May 31, 2017
No one seemed to more wounded by the whole affair than Jimmy Kimmel.
what makes me saddest is that I know I'll never write anything funnier than #covfefe
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) May 31, 2017
In this moment, he became Presfefe. https://t.co/CBrAiNDYwQ
— Brian Beutler (@brianbeutler) May 31, 2017