By Erica Abbott
White House press secretary Sean Spicer has an answer for everything. Inevitably, a reporter questioned Spicer during a press briefing about President Donald Trump’s viral “covfefe” tweet—and Spicer knew just what to say.
“The president and a small group of people know exactly what he meant,” Spicer said when asked about the bizarre tweet during Wednesday’s press briefing. Though the since-deleted more than likely contained only a simple typo, many had their own ideas as to what exactly Trump meant—none of which included some secret language within the Trump administration, though an “alternative spelling” was considered. Many, of course, were skeptical over Spicer’s peculiar explanation.
Spicer on ‘covfefe’ tweet: “The president and a small group of people know exactly what he meant.” https://t.co/URM4mW8pmO
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) May 31, 2017
Shortly after midnight on Wednesday, Trump tweeted, “Despite the constant negative press covfefe”—causing the internet to suggest a plethora of amusing ideas as to what Trump actually meant. He later wrote, “Who can figure out the true meaning of ‘covfefe’ ??? Enjoy!” Many came to the conclusion, after making numerous jokes, that the tweet was supposed to say “coverage.”
Who knew that Trump and “a small group of people” knew the meaning behind the seemingly mysterious typo all along? Seems legit.
See how social media responded to Spicer’s explanation below:
Social Media Reacts to Sean Spicer’s “Covfefe” Tweet Explanation
— Kimberly Bryant (@6Gems) May 31, 2017
Spicer on #Covfefe : “The president and a small group of people know what he meant.”
The world on Spicer’s remark : pic.twitter.com/OrS4UWFsvV
— Adam Lucidi (@adamlucidi) May 31, 2017
Looks like Spicer covfefe’d early https://t.co/t77jUi6Ovm
— Adam Blickstein (@AdamBlickstein) May 31, 2017
— O General My General (@rideatdawn) May 31, 2017
Small group of people? Way to discourage conspiracy theories, Spicer.#Covfefe
— Eric Wright (@ericwrightcomic) May 31, 2017
Spicer’s covfefe answer is a solid sign that he’s done caring about this job and is just gonna goof on the press when the opportunity arises
— Allahpundit (@allahpundit) May 31, 2017
— Sean Spicer Facts (@SeanSpicerFacts) May 31, 2017
“Please, just one day, can I just get one day?!” – Sean Spicer maybe #covfefe
— Martin @ ColossalCon (@MartinWongPhoto) May 31, 2017
Many on social media also predicted shortly after Trump’s tweet went viral that Spicer would have the perfect response when the question was inevitably asked during Wednesday’s press briefing:
If precedent holds, we can expect Spicer to tell us tomorrow us that the president’s #covfefe tweet “speaks for itself.”
— Micah Grimes (@MicahGrimes) May 31, 2017
SPICER: Covfefe is absolutely a real word. Fake news that says otherwise is relying on fake dictionaries…..
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