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Just the most savage and hilarious #covfefe memes on the Internet

There’s nothing like the smell of fresh covfefe in the morning.

U.S. President Donald Trump is known for his late-night Twitter escapades and around midnight on Wednesday, he sent Twitter into a tailspin with one very special tweet.

“Despite the constant negative press covfefe”, he tweeted, before presumably dozing off.

The now-infamous tweet was retweeted and liked over 100,000 times before it was deleted around 6am.

Trump, ever the showman, then followed up by tweeting:

My best guess is Trump was intending to type “coverage”, but then decided he wanted coffee instead. Let’s not forget he is a 70-year-old man, too. Late night tweeting must take it out of the old fella. Naturally, Sean Spicer did his best to spin it, rather than simply admitting it was a typo. Welcome to U.S. politics in 2017. This is where we are now.

In the long dark night that is the Trump presidency, “covfefe” quickly became nice a wholesome meme for the world to enjoy.

Within hours the new word (yes, it’s definitely not real) was a trending term all over the world, and the glorious memes were flowing in. Here’s a sampler:

There’s art:

Naturally, Pres. Supervillain had a go too:

Democratic Senator Al Franken offered his own interpretation to CNN:

Mash-ups…

…including the now God Tier meme Salt Bae:

Dedicated accounts were created:

Products were invented:

More alternative definitions:

But Merriam-Webster just gave seemed to give up:

Suggestions that Trump had stolen Kathy Griffin‘s thunder:

Allusions to Russia:

And much, much more:

Now that we have all basked in the greatness of the cofveve meme, we unfortunately have to return to the reality of the Trump presidency.

BBC News reports that Trump is very close to pulling out of the Paris Agreement, which is the world’s most serious attempt at kerbing the effects of global warming.

In a follow-up tweet on Wednesday (yes he never stops), Trump announced that his decision is pending.

Cofveve may have seemed like harmless fun, but in reality, it tells us something about the president. It paints a picture of a tired old man, alone with his iPhone, tweeting to the world as he falls asleep to the gentle lullaby of Fox News.

“Fake news”, the TV whispers as Trump dozes off.

North Korea, climate change, Manchester, Trump. The world is in a crazy place right now. We could all use a little covfefe to cheer us up.

About the author

Stefan is an Adelaide-based freelance writer. In his spare time, he plays tennis badly, collects vinyl and brushes up on his Mandarin. Follow Stefan on Twitter

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