Typos happen to the best of us. Whether you’re a teacher, college professor, writer, scholar or just someone who adheres to the rules of the English language, a typo or two is common. Autocorrect, which has become spell check’s annoying little cousin, sometimes comes in handy but oftentimes changes words without your permission. We here at VIBE are almost certain no one ever means to type “ducking.”
Yet, when you’re the leader of the free world double, or even triple checking what you write should be second nature. Just after midnight Wednesday (May 31) Donald Trump took Twitter to offer his opinion as he so often does, but in doing so he left the nation perplexed.
It appears as if the president meant to write “coverage” but remixed it by adding an unnecessary f and a few more e’s. What was more surprising was the tweet wasn’t deleted for at least another hour, which is the equivalent to 10 years on the Internet.
Once social media got wind of Trump’s blunder, in true Twitter fashion the memes, gifs and stellar tweets began. Oh yes, it was a time!
What did Donald Trump mean by #Covfefe ?
— (@Dr_Sweets23) May 31, 2017
Covfefe’ing Jordan pic.twitter.com/lw2xubyTuX
— Legends (@LegendsofCH) May 31, 2017
“And just before you serve it, you hit it with a dash of #Covfefe” pic.twitter.com/fm9CAF4Iyz
— Charles M. Blow (@CharlesMBlow) May 31, 2017
I don’t know who did this, but they’ve won the internet. #covfefe pic.twitter.com/kSrM1qe0zJ
— Jemima Sampson (@Jemima1989) May 31, 2017
Happy Wednesday, people.