Covfefe (/kəvˈff, kˈfɛf/)[1] was a viral tweet of U.S. President Donald Trump and the resulting internet meme. Shortly after midnight (EDT) on May 31, 2017, Trump tweeted “Despite the constant negative press covfefe”, and stopped.[2] The tweet, containing an apparent mistyping of the word “coverage”, was deleted several hours later. However the White House press secretary Sean Spicer and President Trump himself implied later that day that the tweet’s wording was intentional. The tweet garnered intense attention in the news and social media, quickly becoming a viral phenomenon. Subsequently, the word “covfefe” came to be associated with gaffes and social media mistakes by Donald Trump and other public figures. The tweet and the word “covfefe” produced a variety of other cultural, economic, and societal influences. In particular, the Volfefe index (for “volatility” and “covfefe”), created by JPMorgan Chase in 2019, measures the impact of President Trump’s tweets on the U.S. bond yields.[3]

The Covfefe Presidency, by Mike Licht

The Covfefe Presidency, by Mike Licht

Covfefe is one of Donald Trump’s “most famous” tweets.

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