In May of 2017, President Donald Trump sent one of his most infamous tweets of all time — the #covfefe tweet. Now, two years later, a horse named after the tweet managed to win an event at the Breeder’s Cup in Santa Anita, California, sparking a whole new debate over covfefe – and Trump doubled down that it may not have been a mistweet.
The Daily Caller tweeted about the Breeder’s Cup win. In that tweet, a contributor of Fox Business, Mitch Roschelle, indicated the horse was named after the original covfefe tweet, and that it was indeed a mistweet.
A horse named “Covfefe” won a Breeder’s Cup event at Santa Anita today. Named after President Trump’s famous mistweet, she has now won six of her first eight races.pic.twitter.com/YhcdPukPqC
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) November 2, 2019
The original covfefe tweet has since been deleted.
President Trump replied to the Daily Caller quite cryptically:
“Great! But how do you know it was a ‘mistweet?’ May be something with deep meaning!”
Great! But how do you know it was a “mistweet?” May be something with deep meaning! https://t.co/00EXMCgQLp
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 4, 2019
According to the then-Press Secretary, Sean Spicer, Trump’s inner circle apparently knew what the president meant by the tweet. The original tweet read:
“Despite the constant negative press covfefe.”
Apparently, according to Spicer, Trump meant to type “coverage,” and, in fact, according to Dan Scavino, Trump’s social media aide, Trump apparently fell asleep while composing the tweet.
The interesting, if not totally unexpected, thing about this new “explanation” of covfefe, is that when he first tweeted it, not even Trump knew what it meant. The day after deleting the original tweet, he responded on twitter with:
“Who can figure out the true meaning of ‘covfefe’ ??? Enjoy!”
Who can figure out the true meaning of "covfefe" ??? Enjoy!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 31, 2017
Whatever the meaning of covfefe, Trump is well known for his tweeting habits. So much so that jokes are often made about them, and many of his tweets – including the infamous covfefe tweet – are quickly memed and disseminated all over the internet.
Trump even tends to fire his staff and make foreign policy on Twitter. He also mocks foreign dignitaries and domestic politicians – anyone he might consider a threat or an “enemy” out to get him.
This is something no other president would ever have considered, and we as a people need to think about all of this with the upcoming 2020 elections, which are only a year away.
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