Trump later tasked his followers with figuring out the "true meaning" of covfefe, essentially solidifying the tweet as a meme.
Some users sought clarification from dictionary company Merriam-Webster.
Trump also bashed the media for "disparaging & demeaning my use of social media".
Everything was under control until the President of the United States, Donald Trump, chose to post one midnight-tweet. Charles M. Blow of The New York Times published a take on Trump-as-chef, sprinkling a dash of covfefe that could presumably take a dish to the next level.
Of course, it didn't take long for Twitter to explode into a mixture of wondering what the heck the president meant and hilarious jokes and memes.
Within a short time, #covfefe was trending on Twitter and the original tweet has been re-tweeted more than 105,000 times and received more than 148,000 likes. There is nothing unusual about this, given Trump's penchant for late-night tweets that often result in widespread controversy. It is easy to imagine that Donald Trump wanted to write "coverage" which means "cover" and he could therefore have corrected his error very easily.
President Donald Trump's former campaign manager says he'd be willing to join the White House staff if "the right role is there".