Trump's Baffling Midnight Tweet Sends Internet Looking for Answers

An apparent Trump tweet typo leaves Twittersphere speculating on what the U.S. president means by 'covfefe'

Trump receives a flower from a woman as he visits Arlington National Cemetery to mark Memorial Day, Virginia, May 29, 2017.
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U.S. President Donald Trump's left his 31 million Twitter followers baffled early Wednesday trying to decipher what his latest tweet means.

Trump, just after midnight in Washington, tweeted: "Despite the constant negative press covfefe."

Trump's tweet.

More than five hours and 120 thousand retweets later, the president or the White House staff has yet to offer an explanation or issue a clarification.

(UPDATE: After deleting the tweet hours later, Trump tweeted: Who can figure out the true meaning of "covfefe" ??? Enjoy!")

Trump deletes original 'covfefe' tweet, but offers no explanation in new tweet

The president apparently tweeted "covfefe" instead of "coverage." But if he's not happy about his the press coverage, he may not like the internet's explosive reaction to his tweet.

Trump's tweet captured the attention of the Twittersphere, sending #covfefe to the top trending hashtags on Twitter. Here are some of the best speculations on what it means:

Users on urbandictionary.com were quick to offer their own definition for covfefe::

"Covfefe" on urbandictionary.com