Donald TrumpDonald Trump Tweeted "Covfefe" And People Are Very ConfusedUpdate: Trump deleted the tweet nearly six hours later and is leaving it to the public to decide what "covfefe" means.By by Brad EspositoBuzzFeed News Reporter, Australia and by Francis WhittakerBuzzFeed News ReporterUpdated on May 31, 2017, 11:09 amPosted on May 31, 2017, 5:04 amTwitterFacebookLink It was about midnight Washington, DC, time when President Donald Trump sent out a tweet, as he is known to do. However, he appeared to fall short of actually completing his sentence. At first, people thought "covfefe" was a mistake that Trump would soon delete and fix. Jazz Twemlow @JazzTwemlow In fairness, you get some positive covfefe from Breitfef, FOX & Ferfs, and Milo Fefenefellfef as well. https://t.co/3X30gmefJ2 Wed May 31 04:14:33 UTC+0000 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite However, as time went on and Trump didn't delete his tweet, people started to read into it. Kelsey D. Atherton @AthertonKD Who among us hasn't had an embarrassing typo blow up while casually possessing the ability to launch ~750 nukes instantaneously at whatever. 04:25 AM - 31 May 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite It was up for quite some time. Zach Braff @zachbraff It's been 22 minutes. I think he meant covfefe. Wed May 31 04:28:56 UTC+0000 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite Jacob Grier @jacobgrier Almost an hour and the covfefe tweet is still up. Imagine he tweets something wrong during a crisis. Who's there to fix it? 05:02 AM - 31 May 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite bilal @TheInterdiction 'No, it's still there 😂😂😂' #covfefe 06:32 AM - 31 May 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite But what, exactly, is "covfefe"? Twitter/Shrimptooth / Via Twitter: @Shrimptooth Twitter/Wellcome Collection / Via Twitter: @ExploreWellcome Joey Greaber @JoeyGreaber Winner. #covfefe 06:55 AM - 31 May 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite Tom Tomorrow @tomtomorrow @scalzi A noble covfefe embiggens the smallest hands. 09:34 AM - 31 May 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite And what has happened to Donald Trump? Rob Stott @Rob_Stott Me, trying to get anything done before I've had my first cup of covfefe 04:19 AM - 31 May 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite Ben Richman @BenjaminRichman It's all coming together. #covfefe 07:48 AM - 31 May 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite Reasonable People @LOLBeReasonable This tweet didn't age well. #Covfefe 06:51 AM - 31 May 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite David Schneider @davidschneider Note from Ivanka proves worst fears about #covfefe. 07:10 AM - 31 May 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite Trump Draws @TrumpDraws covfefe 05:07 AM - 31 May 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite Whatever covfefe means, it led to a *lot* of memes: Charles M. Blow @CharlesMBlow "And just before you serve it, you hit it with a dash of #Covfefe" 04:51 AM - 31 May 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite Owlbear @TabletopOwlbear #Covfefe 06:07 AM - 31 May 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite There were parody accounts and references to the orb: Chris Quilietti 📻 @ChrisQ_1 This is why Twitter will win. #covfefe 08:33 AM - 31 May 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite *Damn* fine covfefe. Jacob Oller @JacobOller Wed May 31 04:29:30 UTC+0000 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite Even the dictionary got involved: Merriam-Webster @MerriamWebster Wakes up. Checks Twitter. . . . Uh... . . . 📈 Lookups fo... . . . Regrets checking Twitter. Goes back to bed. 05:08 AM - 31 May 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite And Urban Dictionary moved fast: Philip Lewis @Phil_Lewis_ Y'all are so quick. #covfefe 06:07 AM - 31 May 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite As is often the case though, the real story is probably the most boring: Jeet Heer @HeerJeet I think Trump was trying to write, "despite the negative press coverage..." accidentally hit sent after mucking up & got distracted. Wed May 31 04:45:57 UTC+0000 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite Thanks, Jeet. 🙄 By the early hours of Wednesday morning, covfefe had *finally* been deleted: Twitter/@realDonaldTrump / Via Twitter: @realDonaldTrump It was live on Twitter dot com for almost six hours. J.K. Rowling @jk_rowling You're all laughing, but perhaps the real Twitter is the covfefe we make along the way. 06:50 AM - 31 May 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite RIP, covfefe. We hardly knew ye! Andrew Stroehlein @astroehlein RIP #covfefe Wed May 31 09:52:56 UTC+0000 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite BUT WAIT. It didn't finish there. Trump tweeted this, at 6:09 a.m. ET, just under 20 minutes after the original covfefe tweet was deleted. Twitter/realdonaldtrump In the replies, some people were not impressed. Chris York @ChrisDYork @realDonaldTrump I don't think pretending to invent words is within the remit of the President 10:11 AM - 31 May 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite But others were glad the president saw the funny side of it. Richard HP @richardhp @realDonaldTrump Glad you have a sense of humour about it! 10:09 AM - 31 May 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite And of course, people did have a go at guessing the meaning. Kathy Hays 🤦🏼♀️ @everybodyzzmama @HullDockster @ChrisDYork @realDonaldTrump 10:16 AM - 31 May 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite Rupert Myers @RupertMyers @realDonaldTrump Your hands are too small for your phone's keyboard? 10:12 AM - 31 May 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite Twitter/Pappiness / Via Twitter: @Pappiness Late on Wednesday evening, Hillary Clinton tried her own covfefe tweet. It was... well, look. It's a tweet about covfefe. Hillary Clinton @HillaryClinton People in covfefe houses shouldn't throw covfefe. https://t.co/M7oK5Z6qwF 01:30 AM - 01 Jun 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite There were mixed reviews: Tony Posnanski @tonyposnanski @HillaryClinton 🔥🔥🔥 01:31 AM - 01 Jun 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite Twiττer's Good Boy @twitersgoodboy Clinton with a team of uncertain aides yelling that "covfefe house" is the line, "covfefe house!" 01:45 AM - 01 Jun 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite George Tinari @gtinari @HillaryClinton 01:36 AM - 01 Jun 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite carol îmwe @carxlinv The year 2017. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton really gonna have a twitter fingers dispute. This ain't happening. 01:47 AM - 01 Jun 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite How Do You Correctly Pronounce "Covfefe"? buzzfeed.com Topics in this articleDonald TrumpBrad EspositoBuzzFeed News Reporter, AustraliaBrad Esposito is a news reporter for BuzzFeed and is based in Sydney, Australia. Contact Brad Esposito at email@example.com.Got a confidential tip? 👉 Submit it hereFrancis WhittakerBuzzFeed News ReporterFrancis Whittaker is a homepage editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in London. Contact Francis Whittaker at firstname.lastname@example.org.