Many people have have been doing their best code-cracking impression of “The Imitation Game” ever since President Donald Trump tweeted about “negative press covfefe” early Wednesday morning. Seriously, what does it mean?
Typo? Probably. Nuclear code?! Hopefully not.
Here’s how it all started:
Fortunately, commentators across the media sphere were ready to sort it out. Here are five hot “covfefe” takes to help you through the confusion.
CNN’s Chris Cillizza quickly asserted that “‘covfefe’ tells you all you need to know about Donald Trump.” He says that the President’s “lack of discipline reveals that there is simply no one who can tell Trump ‘no.’ Or at least no one whom he will listen to.”
The New York Times took a more cerebral approach, pondering with every passing moment just how long the tweet would avoid deletion. One does wonder: “Had the president’s lawyers, so eager to curb his stream-of-consciousness missives, tackled the commander in chief under the cover of night?”
Like many outlets, and bookish people generally, USA Today headed over to the old dictionary. Rookie mistake, of course. Merriam-Webster, although snarky as always, just doesn’t have the answer.
Naturally, folks on Twitter jumped on “covfefe” like it was the last typo the internet would ever know. Here at HuffPost, we rounded up the finest quips from people just trying to make sense of it all.
And, finally, New York Magazine’s Daily Intelligencer blog found those loyal Trump supporters who know that “‘Covfefe’ Is Just Another Way He’s Making America Great Again.” Very impressive, if true.
In summary, nobody knows. Except for, just maybe, one man: