Up to now, many people are still debating about what the word “covfefe” means. We all know that it was a word, if you could call it that, tweeted out by President Donald Trump on Wednesday, and many people have come up with their own interpretations — what was Trump trying to say when he was talking about the “constant negative press covfefe” early yesterday morning? Did he really mean to use the word “coverage,” but instead end up typing a made-up word? But the woman he defeated in the 2016 presidential elections — Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton — has her own interpretation, and on Wednesday night, she commented in jest that it may have been a “hidden message” Trump was sending to the Russians.
When asked at tech publication Re/code’s Code Conference on Wednesday, Clinton offered her own take on covfefe’s meaning, joking that the word was Trump’s way of speaking in code to Russian officials, according to Politico. But it didn’t take long before she got serious, suggesting that the uproar over Trump’s use of the word could be a distraction for the controversies his administration is currently facing.
“You can’t let Trump and his allies be a diversion,” said Clinton, in response to an audience question.
“They are a threat, and they have been effective up until now.”
Speaking in general about Donald Trump’s Twitter habits, Hillary Clinton said that the President’s penchant for controversial tweets keeps Americans talking, and keeps their attention diverted from the real issues plaguing the country. That, she believes, includes finding out covfefe’s meaning, just as Trump suggested Americans do, hours after his original post created a huge uproar.
“You’ve got all kinds of stuff happening. Why? To divert attention. It’s like ‘covfefe’ — trending worldwide. Maybe for a minute you’ll forget the latest accusations about them conspiring with Russia or their trillion-dollar mathematical mistake in their budget or depriving 23 million people of health care. You know, it’s the circus, right?”
All in all, Clinton stressed that she sees Donald Trump’s Twitter posts and the controversy they bring as a “classic” example of authoritarian behavior in a world leader.
For his part, Donald Trump is taking the whole uproar over “covfefe” in jest, according to CNET. Soon after his post went viral, Trump tweeted the following, suggesting that he was mostly amused by everyone trying to figure out what “covfefe” means, while inviting people to keep figuring out what he was trying to say.
“Who can figure out the true meaning of “covfefe”??? Enjoy!”
However, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer offered his own interesting take on the word’s meaning — it might not be a typo for “coverage” or any other actual word with a similar spelling, but a possible code word whose meaning is only known to Trump and his inner circle.
“The president and a small group of people know exactly what he meant.”
The Inquisitr wrote that Spicer’s explanation of covfefe’s meaning, which drew some chuckles among the press, was ultimately “more troublesome than amusing,” and media members assembled at the time Spicer made his comments were hoping that he would, once and for all, confirm that “covfefe” may have simply been Donald Trump’s failed attempt to type the word “coverage” — which, if you consider the context of the original tweet, does make a whole lot more sense.
With logic telling us that the true “covfefe” meaning is “coverage,” and Sean Spicer dancing around the issue, as pundits have observed, Hillary Clinton’s part-humorous, part-serious comments on the “covfefe” kerfuffle have indeed kept people talking about the word, one day after it trended worldwide.
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