2023 Author: Steven Freeman | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-24 12:22
Donald Trump left many confused by sending a message on Twitter early Wednesday morning with a mysterious word: covfefe.
"Despite the constant negative co-chief of the press," read the president's message.
Apparently it was a mistake, which he later deleted after a while, but not before generating a great debate on the internet about the meaning of this word. His followers supported him saying that this error only showed that he is a mortal like the rest of the people.
His critics, including former United States Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul, speculated that he had quickly deleted the eye-catching tweet on purpose to create a media circus.
The word "Covfefe" generated many jokes on social networks. Some users said they would buy T-shirts or car plates with that word. The son of Michael Flynn, the National Security adviser that Trump fired, sent a tweet full of irony: "Long live Covfefe."
Trump, who has 30 million followers on Twitter, is an avid user of this social network, with which he sends messages - as he has explained - without going through the press filter.
His constant presence in the networks is another proof of the president's ability to break protocol. A few days ago it generated controversy for its sharing at the summit of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). He was accused of pushing Montenegrin Prime Minister Duško Marković while trying to break through to take a group photo with other leaders.