Last night, the Internet was all abuzz with this late-night, nonsensical tweet from Trump:
Dozens upon dozens of memes, graphics, and even definitions from the Urban Dictionary and others, popped up as the hashtag #covfefe soared to the top of Twitter’s trending list. That tweet uncharacteristically stayed up for hours, and some began wondering if Trump had suffered some kind of an episode. Like, really, it made no sense and it stayed up forever. His nonsensical and misspelled tweets are usually deleted quickly.
Reporters were just as befuddled as the rest of us, and they were also wondering whether Trump had suffered some kind of episode overnight. Of course, the White House wouldn’t admit to such a thing unless it was going to be impossible to cover up (traditionally, White Houses don’t admit to presidential health problems), so Spicer tried to make it into something smart and official on Trump’s part.
One reporter asked:
[Should people be] concerned that the president posted somewhat of an incoherent tweet last night?”
Spicer’s simple response was “no.”
Then he went on to try and explain the nonsensical word by pretending that Trump and a few other people knew exactly what that tweet meant. If it had meaning, then why delete it, even hours later? The White House press corps just wasn’t having it at all, and their reaction probably embarrassed Spicer. Listen to that part of the briefing below:
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