White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer insisted that President Donald Trump’s garbled “covfefe” tweet was not a misspelling, a response that drew widespread laughter from reporters during his Wednesday afternoon White House press briefing.
When a reporter asked Spicer if “people should be concerned that the president posted somewhat of an incoherent tweet last night,” Spicer replied, “No.”
The reporter followed up by asking Spicer why the misspelled tweet stayed up for so long without a correction.
“The president and a small group of people know exactly what he meant,” Spicer replied, which was met with laughter.
Reporters attempted to ask Spicer what “covfefe” means, but he quickly moved on to another question.
“Despite the constant negative press covfefe,” Trump tweeted just after midnight on Wednesday morning.
Within six hours, the message had been retweeted more than 127,000 times and “liked” more than 162,000 times.
By 5:48 a.m. EDT, the tweet had been deleted, according to the Washington Post who saved an image of it earlier in the night.
Twenty minutes later, a new tweet replaced the ‘covfefe’ tweet:
Who can figure out the true meaning of “covfefe” ??? Enjoy!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 31, 2017
Listen to Spicer’s exchange with reporters during the audio-only press briefing below.
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