And on the 132nd day, just after midnight, President Trump had, at last, delivered the nation to something approaching unity — in bewilderment, if nothing else.
The state of our union was … covfefe, if covfefe is really an incoming English word.
As it so often does, the trouble began on Twitter, in the early minutes of Wednesday morning. Mr. Trump had something to say.
Where did the social media buzz begin?
The president of the United State of America shared a tweet that led to online rapture. and confusion.
“Despite the constant negative press covfefe,” the tweet began, at 12:06 a.m., from @realDonaldTrump.
And that was that. A minute passed. Then another. Then five.
By 1 a.m., the debate had effectively consumed Twitter — or at least a certain segment of insomniac Beltway types, often journalists and political operatives — ascending the list of trending topics.
The internet reacts
that was the moment Trump became prsiduvhirw pic.twitter.com/fKVPPNVFH0
— Anthony Brian Smith (@AnthonyBLSmith) May 31, 2017
— Diane N. Sevenay (@Diane_7A) May 31, 2017
— Jessica Taylor (@JessicaTaylor) May 31, 2017
And there it was, the dictionary obliged.
📈 Lookups fo…
Regrets checking Twitter.
Goes back to bed.
— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) May 31, 2017
“Wakes up. Checks Twitter. Uh…” it began. “Regrets checking Twitter. Goes back to bed.”
The president’s tweet was finally deleted after about six hours. But he was not done.
He was back with another one, thinking that it was a typo, Trump posed a question.
Who can figure out the true meaning of "covfefe" ??? Enjoy!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 31, 2017
But the answerless question that remains haunting tweeps brain is, if he really confirmed covfefe as a real word, then why delete it in the first place?
As we wait for the answer, just like him, enjoy covfefe tweets.