Merriam-Webster, which is starting to become my favorite Twitter account, even got in on the president-bashing, tweeting: "Wakes up".
Joining in on the joke, and failing to explain its meaning, Trump has tweeted away the problem, as he is wont to do, totally ruining the fun for everyone else.
"Yet." More than five hours later the tweet had been neither corrected nor deleted, nor was there any hint of what Trump was trying to say. #Covfefe!"Trump's "covfefe" message drew renewed attention to his prolific Twitter habit.The Republican president has said using Twitter helps him speak directly to Americans and bypass the media, which he has long criticized".
Everyone from celebrities to the general public has hilariously been attempting to "figure out the true meaning" of Trump's made up word.
Clinton, in turn, took the opportunity to jab Trump for his late-night tweeting. "It has everything: Russian entanglements, spray tans, creepy handshakes, surprise trade wars". No further explanation. Just "covfefe". Jimmy Kimmel tweeted a response, saying "What makes me sad is that I know I'll never write anything funnier than #covfefe".
Many @realDonaldTrump tweets during the trip were composed by his social media director, Dan Scavino, who also runs the official @POTUS account. A search on amazon turned up many items sporting the President's puzzling word including books, music, and covfefe mugs.