Trump typo: ‘Covfefe’ tweet mocked on internet


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Image caption Donald Trump made a typo on Twitter and the internet had a lot of fun with it

One word was close to breaking the internet on Wednesday morning: “covfefe”.

It was an apparent typo in a tweet by US President Donald Trump, and internet users have been mocking him mercilessly.

“Despite the constant negative press covfefe,” he tweeted just after midnight, Washington time.

And then appears to have gone to bed, without finishing his thought or correcting his mistake.

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Image caption “Despite the constant negative press covfefe,” he tweeted

Although it seems likely the word he was reaching for was “coverage”, social media users have been trying to guess other alternatives or motivations.

Others deliberated on the pronunciation, and wondered why no aides had stepped into to alert him to the mistake.

Google Translate recognised the word as Samoan, though could not offer no English translation.

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No time was wasted as some users put the word on a T-shirt, which they started to sell on eBay.

Someone also appears to have bought the domain name, covfefe.us.

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Image caption US comedian Jimmy Kimmel was among the celebrities to join in
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Image caption Some people made parodies related to films, such as this take on Arrival
Image copyright Twitter / Steve Galgas

Getting caught up in an explosion of memes, some social media users said they could not sleep, as everyone on the internet seemed to be trying to outdo each other with the best response.

And then Europe woke up, and it started all over again.

View the original article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-40104063

#Covfefe is currently a trending topic on Twitter across the world.

Image copyright Twitter / Peter Speigel
Image caption The news editor of Financial Times got involved in the UK
Image copyright Twitter / Dan Sinker

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