- “Full Frontal With Samantha Bee”/TBS; YouTube
President Donald Trump created a social-media circus when he seemingly invented a new word, “covfefe,” in a tweet on Tuesday.
“Last night for five blessed hours, Donald Trump made America truly great,” Samantha Bee said on Wednesday’s episode of TBS’s “Full Frontal” right before playing clips from media discussing the president’s tweet. “Covfefe. Trump is right – he really does have the best words.”
Presumably, Trump meant to use the word “kerfuffle,” which means a disturbance or fuss, in the tweet in question: “Despite the constant negative press covfefe.”
The “covfefe” tweet was deleted about six hours later, but it went viral in the meantime as news outlets and social media made light of the apparent spelling mistake and tried to explain it.
“The Twitterverse greeted covfefe’s arrival with unfettered rapture,” the host said. “For that glorious interlude between midnight and 5 a.m., we were like passengers on the Titanic who decided to say ‘f— it,’ and rock out to the band.”
The host presented her own theory as to what caused the president to tweet the word in the first place. It had to do with his recent trip abroad, which included visits to Saudi Arabia and The Vatican.
“This is what happens when you’ve abstained from your phone for nine days, you ejaculate just like that,” she said of Trump’s return to Twitter after his trip.
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