Covfefe refers to a viral typo, committed by former President Trump on Twitter.
The widely accepted explanation for its meaning is coverage.
Online, the tweet received a large amount of coverage, with many bringing it up as another reason for the Orange Man Bad theory.
President Trump shared the tweet on May 30th, 2017, and it blew up instantly, with retweets, comments and articles either making fun of the typo, or attempting to decipher its intended meaning.
“Covfefe” was defined multiple times on Urban Dictionary, with many having been uploaded to the site the same day as the tweet was shared.
Spread and Usage
On May 31st, 2017, President Donald Trump shared a tweet, encouraging people to find the true meaning of “Covfefe”.
While the original tweet was removed from the social media site the next day, its legacy could not be eradicated, as #covfefe became a viral hashtag on Twitter.
News media sites like The Atlantic, or The Washington Post published articles and revolving around the new sensation.
In 2019, JP Morgan Chase created the Volfefe index, measuring the impact of President Trump’s tweets on U.S. bond yields.
Years after the tweet, the typo still remains a popular hashtag.
- Wikipedia – Covfefe
- Urban Dictionary – covfefe
- Bloomberg – JPMorgan Creates ‘Volfefe’ Index to Track Trump Tweet Impact