At 12:06 a.m. ET, the President of the United States tweeted this: “Despite the constant negative press covfefe.”
By 6 a.m., that tweet had been deleted. Shortly after, Trump tweeted this: “Who can figure out the true meaning of “covfefe” ??? Enjoy!”
To be clear: This is, on its face, dumb. Trump seemed to be trying to type “coverage” and misspelled it. As he often does. Then he fell asleep and didn’t correct the mistake until he got up in the morning. We’ve all been there! (OK, not all of us. But me.)
While spending time trying, as Trump suggested, to figure out what “covfefe” means is a waste, it’s far more worthwhile to take a big step back and look at the situation that leads to the President of the United States tweeting, poorly, at 12:06 a.m. about the bad press he gets.
SOURCE: Chris Cillizza