On May 31, 2017, President Trump sent out a tweet that read, in its entirety, ‘Despite the constant negative press covfefe.’
It immediately went viral, becoming an internet meme and a source of widespread ridicule.
The fake media began making up stories ranging between the president’s inability to spell the word ‘coffee’ and his mental stability.
The tweet was liked and retweeted over a million times, making it one of the most popular tweets of 2017, as serious thinkers speculated on the meaning of ‘covfefe.’
About five hours later, The President deleted his tweet and sent out an alternative one, asking people what they thought ‘covfefe’ could mean.
It was later determined by The Independent newspaper that ‘covfefe’ probably meant ‘coverage.’
Later the same day, White House Communications Director Sean Spicer responded to questions at the Press Briefing about the tweet with the comment ‘the president and a small group of people know exactly what he meant.’
Spicer went no further than that. Senior political reporters in the press-pool concluded that he must have been joking, leading to another barrage of abuse in the following morning’s print editions.
Clear examples of this in action came when conservative columnist Jonah Goldberg, writing for the National Review, considered it unlikely that ‘covfefe’ is ‘some esoteric code word,’ and reported that ‘Spicer feels compelled to protect the myth of Trumpian infallibility at all costs.’
Leonid Bershidsky, at Bloomberg View, managed to connect the tweet to a 1980’s remark about the Soviet Union, made by Ronald Reagan into a live microphone, ‘We begin bombing in five minutes’
However, it was noted that Reagan quickly admitted his mistake and apologised whilst Trump incompetently allowed his to remain online for many hours.
Callum Borchers of the Washington Post insisted to his decreasing number of readers that the deliberately obscure response was an intentional tactic to distract the media and public from the administration’s failures and growing controversies.
The Atlantic’s Megan Garber felt that Spicer’s response further divided the White House from the public and declared a ‘whiff of conspiracy.’
The howling and hounding by fake media platforms continued long after legislation was filed, only two weeks after the now infamous tweet, that would update the Presidential Records Act to include Social Media posts made by the President.
The new legislation was called the Communications Over Various Feeds Electronically for Engagement Act, to be known as the COVFEFE Act.
This, of course, was not reported by the mainstream media as it would provide tangible evidence that they are idiots.
Nor was it noted by any of the millions of social media morons who slaughtered the original tweet.
If the Bill, to which the president was clearly aware of and referring to in his original tweet, is enacted it would amend the Presidential Records Act to cover Social Media and require tweets and other social media posts by any U.S. President to be preserved under the law.
Now read again the original tweet that sent Liberals into hysterical meltdown for many months – ‘Despite the constant negative press covfefe.’
It must be fun to be the President. – Albert Jack
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