A tweet posted by US President Donald Trump just after midnight in Washington D.C is close to breaking the internet this morning.
The garbled tweet has been active on Trump’s account without comment or clarification for 5 hours at the time of writing. It appears that Trump had begun composing a tweet criticising the media before bizarrely posting it, incomplete and with an obvious spelling error, to his 31 million followers. It has been retweeted 114,000 times and received more than 144,000 favourites, and climbing.
Many were confused that the tweet wasn’t deleted immediately with some speculating a more sinister reason for its abrupt ending and it’s apparent misspelling of the word ‘coverage’.
It's been five minutes. What if this is it. That is his final tweet & the rest of history stops.
— Emily Nussbaum (@emilynussbaum) May 31, 2017
The gags and punchlines did not take long to follow with an explosion of memes hitting social media and the hash tag #covfefe trending worldwide.
— Andrea Dubé (@AndDube) May 31, 2017
— Jordan VanDina (@Shrimptooth) May 31, 2017
— Charles M. Blow (@CharlesMBlow) May 31, 2017
Have to go to sleep. Europe, keep the covfefe alive. pic.twitter.com/RC1jKy9Ofg
— Zach Braff (@zachbraff) May 31, 2017
The Fake News Media works hard at disparaging & demeaning my use of social media because they don't want America to hear the real story!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 29, 2017