Is there Genius and Power in Covfefe?

By | 2017-06-02T18:30:05+00:00 June 3, 2017|
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Here’s a bold claim: President Trump’s “covfefe” tweet was a genius move that is a very powerful demonstration of his ability to persuade. I know, I know—it sounds crazy. But hear me out; what do you have to lose? Consider this a whimsical thought experiment to counter the ill effects of consuming too much of the fake news out there.

The case for the genius and power of covfefe begins with the question of whether the tweet might be  intentional. Recent revelations―that “covfefe” might actually be a phonetic spelling of an Arabic word meaning “I will stand up” (spelled “c-o-v f-e-‘-f-e” if you use Google Translate)―suggest it might be. Of course, Arabic and English do not share a common alphabet and Arabic has many dialects, so there is a high probability of a bad translation either way.

Skeptics (and fierce anti-Trumpers) will argue that no Arabic speaker would say this strictly translates, and this may be true. But that is hardly relevant. If Trump is signaling, it probably is not to Arabic speakers writ large, in which case a version translatable by Google is sufficient even if intellectuals sneer at the linguistic prowess of “stupid” Trump supporters.

The fact remains:  Either it was intentional or it was an intensely strange and coincidental mistake.

The common interpretation appears to be that Trump, whether because of  incompetence, exhaustion, or ill-health, was trying to type the word coverage when he wrote covfefe. Even if you don’t assume Trump is a moron, this is possible as it was an early morning tweet and Trump is in his seventies. But you would have to believe that Trump missed a major typo and then tweeted an incomplete and incoherent message while passing out for some reason. And what was supposed to come after coverage? “Despite the constant media coverage…” is hardly a complete thought. He has had minor typos in his tweets in the past, but I am not aware of a major typo or an incomplete tweet like this since he revolutionized presidential communications using Twitter on the campaign trail and while in office.

 

The other possibility is that President Trump was writing “despite the negative press I will stand up” by using what he understood to be an Arabic phrase. He did just return from the Arab world, and it is possible that someone there taught him this word to encourage him to stand strong. Or perhaps someone said “I will stand up” to Trump in response to his speech in Saudi Arabia, in which he said:

If we do not stand in uniform condemnation of this killing—then not only will we be judged by our people, not only will we be judged by history, but we will be judged by God….America is prepared to stand with you — in pursuit of shared interests and common security…That means honestly confronting the crisis of Islamist extremism and the Islamist terror groups it inspires. And it means standing together against the murder of innocent Muslims, the oppression of women, the persecution of Jews, and the slaughter of Christians. 

That he learned it incorrectly or does not understand how properly to translate it into English is still very possible—much is lost in Arabic to English translations. But wherever or however he learned the Arabic word (if, indeed, he did) the resulting tweet is far more coherent than it would be if covfefe was just a misspelling of coverage.

So which is more probable? What is the likelihood that Trump failed to finish his thought and made a major typo that just happens to 1) be so close to a translatable Arabic phrase so soon on the heels of a trip to the Arab world, 2) have meaning in the context, 3) make a useful point, and 4) be in a strategically useful language in which to communicate? Is it more probable than the idea that Trump is being a show man, innovative communicator, and intentional user of Twitter?

Both seem possible, but the latter explanation seems more likely to this observer. If you have Trump Derangement Syndrome and you’ve read this far, you will probably want to disembark from my “crazy train” at this point.

But if you are willing to consider that the tweet may be intentional, you probably want to know why the president might be doing all of this. This question was posed by Jonah Goldberg in a sneering article: “[I]it may all be trolling, but what on Earth does that get the president?” Now, if one has TDS as Goldberg does, it is hard to even get as far as thinking that it might have been intentional, so we should give him some credit.

Yet for TDS sufferers, it is still impossible, apparently, to get past the idea that such tweeting could rise above vulgar trolling (even despite how much such people are inclined to praise anti-trump trolling). Funny how that works.

The anti-Trump trolling the “covfefe” tweet elicited may be where we find the real answer to Goldberg’s larger question: Why would the President use a strange Arabic phrase to communicate something when so many people obviously don’t get it?

Consider this: In creating a vague message that can play to many different confirmation biases, Trump and Trump supporters can learn about people from the way they respond. Additionally, the response elicited from people with TDS reminds people who like Trump why it is important to stay involved.

If you hate Trump but you are willing to hide your disdain and pretend to like him for your own ends, you probably dismissed the tweet as mere stupidity or an accident. You certainly did not give it much thought, and you almost assuredly laugh at people who did. This may reveal your true bias, or it may simply indicate that you are not thinking much anymore.

In short, creating a vague message using a new word he just learned allows him and others in his camp to separate people by bias and thinking. It also may be a way to continue a campaign tactic of  motivating people by showing them how much they are hated by the establishment and how little the establishment thinks of their ability to govern themselves.

If you neither love nor hate Trump but are willing to wait and see, you might have laughed at the tweet. But if provided with a thoughtful investigation, you might consider it. And you may, in the end, still reject the idea that it was anything but a mistake. But the listening and thinking part is important. This signals to people that you are still a thinking person. You might even move toward Trump’s side of things after seeing the hate filled responses from those with TDS.

Finally, if you like Trump you probably gave him the benefit of the doubt right off the bat and tried to think through what was going on. Knowing now what covfefe might mean, you probably like it and maybe even use it, perhaps as a hashtag. Doing so serves as a signal to other people who like Trump. This can be motivating since secret messages and symbols tend to unite people and inspire them. And as said earlier, the prolific response from unthinking, hate-filled masses on the other side probably inspires you to―*ahem*―stand up yourself.

In short, creating a vague message using a new word he just learned allows him and others in his camp to separate people by bias and thinking. It also may be a way to continue a campaign tactic of  motivating people by showing them how much they are hated by the establishment and how little the establishment thinks of their ability to govern themselves.

If this is the case, some might lament that he is dividing us and this is poor statesmanship. But if his considered assessment at this point is that there is no uniting us―which is not an insane conclusion given the many months of vitriol on the Left and sneering contempt on the Right—then what is he supposed to do? At that point, winning elections is the only way to pursue the common good.

Or maybe Trump was just signaling to the person who taught him the word back in the Middle East. Perhaps he was continuing his strategic messaging to people in the Middle East that began in his speech. Maybe the tweet was originally meant for one of these two geopolitical purposes, but upon seeing the reaction, Trump adapted and decided to use it in a new way. His follow on tweet telling us to enjoy figuring out what it means and Sean Spicer’s cryptic statement to the press suggest this might be the case.

If true, it explains why Trump has left it a mystery and it may be why he took the tweet down or used a bad translation to start with. The ambiguity of it all, which exists no matter what I say here so long as Trump himself does not reveal his intentions, perpetuates the usefulness of covfefe. Those who believe have only faith to go on, so covfefe becomes a symbol of faith. Those who scoff have only bias to go on, and so scoffing signals bias. And the longer it persists, the stronger the symbol becomes and the more motivating the scoffers’ condescension is to those Trump needs to mobilize.

Others may laugh at all of this and try to shame those who consider it. But as for me, covfefe.

If and when it becomes expedient for Trump to reveal what he meant by covfefe, the tweet and covfefe will be useful in a different way. At that point, those who were so certain Trump is stupid will have egg on their faces. It won’t change much for them, for haters are going to hate. And they may not believe Trump, even then. But I imagine it will provide a surge of inspiration to those who have been loyal to him. And then covfefe, or “I will stand up,” will be a rallying cry for those who support Trump and a bitter pill for those who oppose him.

None of this would be true if Trump had simply tweeted “despite the constant negative press I will stand up” in English, for it would have been ignored and forgotten. So if all of this true, then there is a certain genius in the tweet and it might prove to be very powerful. It also might reflect that Trump realizes that we are still very much in a bare knuckle, no-holds-barred brawl and some spiritedness is necessary to keep on winning. Now is no time to rest on one’s laurels or lean on outdated ways that only ever apply to one side in the struggle.

And if not, then the tweet itself has already played out Trump’s own words. It has elicited a great deal of negative press coverage. And Trump has stood up regardless. Others may laugh at all of this and try to shame those who consider it. But as for me, covfefe.

 

About the Author:

David Danford
David Danford is a Major in the United States Army and a graduate of the Van Andel Graduate School of Statesmanship at Hillsdale College. He and his wife live in Fort Montgomery, New York, with their four sons. The views expressed in this article are an unofficial expression of opinion; they are those of the author and do not reflect the official policy or position of the Department of the Army, the Department of Defense, or any agency of the U.S. Government.
  • Uncle Max

    Better to fight for something than live for nothing.
    George S. Patton
    …; Covfefe

  • Dan Schwartz
    • Look_A_Squirrel

      Reality supports conservative belief, but pushes leftists down the slippery slope to the insanity of Trump derangement syndrome.

      • Harry T. Bagger

        Huh?

    • JamesDrouin

      The bottom one has YOUR name on it!

      A partial list of President Trump’s glorious accomplishments to-date:

      Abortion funding – eliminated internationally, on the chopping block domestically
      Border Wall – under construction
      CAFE standards – going, going, going
      Coal – a friend in the White House, what more does one need
      Countries refusing to take back their criminals – at the lowest level in the past decade
      Dakota Access – approved for completion
      Diseased illegal aliens – bye bye, being deported, don’t go away mad, just go away
      Economic Confidence – at historic highs
      FBI – incompetent Director “fired”, to be replaced by a “law enforcement” officer
      Federal Judges – a slew of conservative Judges nominated, confirmations inevitable
      Guantanamo Bay – open for business and ready for new ‘guests’
      Government – the swamp is being drained, but it’s a big swamp with lots of nasty critters
      Gun control – dying the ugly death it deserves, gun sales climbing
      H1B visas – going, going, going … hire American, buy American
      Industry – bringing their factories back to the US
      Invading hordes of diseased illegal aliens – at the lowest level in 17 years
      Islamic leaders – met with more on his first trip than Obama did in eight years
      Jobs (“real jobs”) – roaring back … Bayer, Carrier, Ford, Hyundai, Sprint/Softbank, etc
      Military micromanagement – no more leftist prepubescent weenies telling Generals how to wage war
      Muslim terrorists – being denied entry and hunted down
      NAFTA – under renegotiation
      News media – is it Fake News or Very Fake News
      ObamaDeathCare – repealed and replaced in the House, on to the Senate
      Paris Climate Accord – deader than environuts remaining two brain cells
      Red lines in the sand – we don’t need no stinking red lines, we got Tomahawks
      Regulations – two eliminated for every new one added
      Relations with Muslims – the ONLY President to be feted by 50 of the largest Muslim nations
      Religious freedom – ended the America-hating Democrats war on religion
      Sanctuary cities – being defunded, sanctuary supporting politicians likely to be jailed
      SCOTUS – originalist confirmed, three more tee’d up and ready to go
      Taxes – being cut
      TPP – deader than Lying Crooked Hillary’s political future
      Unemployment claims – at the lowest level in decades
      Veterans care – no longer being wait-listed to death, able to see real, outside doctors
      Wookie lunches – gone, gone, gone to the pigs
      XL – approved for construction using American steel

      Democrats and Entitlement Monkeys – in utter disarray and wee-wee’ing themselves daily!!

    • Carl Smith

      This article is an example of Trump brown nosing syndrome.

  • Look_A_Squirrel

    I’ve been on the Trump train since the ride down the escalator but my take is he started a tweet and got called away. Who hasn’t sent a weird text? Tweeting is no different. And Trump only needs 4 to 5 hours of sleep.

    What I love is that he’s having such a good time with it. Donald Trump is secure enough in himself (if you’ve done it you’re not bragging) that he doesn’t need to have everyone love him. That’s why he doesn’t cave as most needy politicians do.

    Mistake or intentional, it’s a great sounding word that has entered our vocabulary and got the media talking about it for days.

    Covfefe, Mr. President!

    • Harry T. Bagger

      If he is so secure in himself, then why was the tweet deleted?

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      • Flyer57

        What did the tweet do.
        Got the media and the haters fired up.
        Then when the word got out everyone shut up. So how does Trump lite that fire again?
        Delete the Tweet.
        Boom.
        You people crack me up because you positively don’t get it.
        And I love that fact.
        Covfefe

        • Harry T. Bagger

          That tweet didn’t get anyone fired up. It made it look like he had a stroke.

    • Matthew Savoie

      Now that was great satire!

  • Harry T. Bagger

    Trump isn’t as smart as you’d like to believe he is.

    • Bobvillain

      Trump isn’t as smart as I’d like to believe a Yorkshire Pudding is.

      • paul

        President Trump’s IQ is in the 140 range.

        • William_C_Diaz

          Lol, surely you jest! As a PhD who hangs out with PhDs and other smart people, Trump is NOT among them. The only people who believe his IQ is 140 are idiots that have never known a person with an IQ in the 1% range.

          Have a great day!

          • sosumi idk

            I used to work with PhDs. They thought they were smart but we sent them on busywork because they really weren’t.

            But you can charge a lot more for a PhD. Billable hours and all.

          • Flyer57

            Ah… another intellect.
            Wah Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha

      • JamesDrouin

        The bottom one has your name on it.

        A partial list of President Trump’s glorious accomplishments to-date:

        Abortion funding – eliminated internationally, on the chopping block domestically
        Border Wall – under construction
        CAFE standards – going, going, going
        Coal – a friend in the White House, what more does one need
        Countries refusing to take back their criminals – at the lowest level in the past decade
        Dakota Access – approved for completion
        Diseased illegal aliens – bye bye, being deported, don’t go away mad, just go away
        Economic Confidence – at historic highs
        FBI – incompetent Director “fired”, to be replaced by a “law enforcement” officer
        Federal Judges – a slew of conservative Judges nominated, confirmations inevitable
        Guantanamo Bay – open for business and ready for new ‘guests’
        Government – the swamp is being drained, but it’s a big swamp with lots of nasty critters
        Gun control – dying the ugly death it deserves, gun sales climbing
        H1B visas – going, going, going … hire American, buy American
        Industry – bringing their factories back to the US
        Invading hordes of diseased illegal aliens – at the lowest level in 17 years
        Islamic leaders – met with more on his first trip than Obama did in eight years
        Jobs (“real jobs”) – roaring back … Bayer, Carrier, Ford, Hyundai, Sprint/Softbank, etc
        Military micromanagement – no more leftist prepubescent weenies telling Generals how to wage war
        Muslim terrorists – being denied entry and hunted down
        NAFTA – under renegotiation
        News media – is it Fake News or Very Fake News
        ObamaDeathCare – repealed and replaced in the House, on to the Senate
        Paris Climate Accord – deader than environuts remaining two brain cells
        Red lines in the sand – we don’t need no stinking red lines, we got Tomahawks
        Regulations – two eliminated for every new one added
        Relations with Muslims – the ONLY President to be feted by 50 of the largest Muslim nations
        Religious freedom – ended the America-hating Democrats war on religion
        Sanctuary cities – being defunded, sanctuary supporting politicians likely to be jailed
        SCOTUS – originalist confirmed, three more tee’d up and ready to go
        Taxes – being cut
        TPP – deader than Lying Crooked Hillary’s political future
        Unemployment claims – at the lowest level in decades
        Veterans care – no longer being wait-listed to death, able to see real, outside doctors
        Wookie lunches – gone, gone, gone to the pigs
        XL – approved for construction using American steel

        Democrats and Entitlement Monkeys – in utter disarray and wee-wee’ing themselves daily!!!

    • Flyer57

      Or…
      Now stick with me here.
      He’s a whole lot smarter than you, and that’s why you don’t get it.

      • Harry T. Bagger

        LOL. No.

  • Carl Smith

    This is a satire piece, right? Citing 4chan and reddit?

  • Shiek Yerbooti

    I made it to ” I know it sounds crazy ”
    American exceptionalism ain’t what it used to be.

  • Carl Smith

    Articles like this are why Trump supporters are not taken seriously. Stop defending every nutty thing he does.

    • JamesDrouin

      Make sure you get to the bottom one, it has your name on it.

      A partial list of President Trump’s glorious accomplishments to-date:

      Abortion funding – eliminated internationally, on the chopping block domestically
      Border Wall – under construction
      CAFE standards – going, going, going
      Coal – a friend in the White House, what more does one need
      Countries refusing to take back their criminals – at the lowest level in the past decade
      Dakota Access – approved for completion
      Diseased illegal aliens – bye bye, being deported, don’t go away mad, just go away
      Economic Confidence – at historic highs
      FBI – incompetent Director “fired”, to be replaced by a “law enforcement” officer
      Federal Judges – a slew of conservative Judges nominated, confirmations inevitable
      Guantanamo Bay – open for business and ready for new ‘guests’
      Government – the swamp is being drained, but it’s a big swamp with lots of nasty critters
      Gun control – dying the ugly death it deserves, gun sales climbing
      H1B visas – going, going, going … hire American, buy American
      Industry – bringing their factories back to the US
      Invading hordes of diseased illegal aliens – at the lowest level in 17 years
      Islamic leaders – met with more on his first trip than Obama did in eight years
      Jobs (“real jobs”) – roaring back … Bayer, Carrier, Ford, Hyundai, Sprint/Softbank, etc
      Military micromanagement – no more leftist prepubescent weenies telling Generals how to wage war
      Muslim terrorists – being denied entry and hunted down
      NAFTA – under renegotiation
      News media – is it Fake News or Very Fake News
      ObamaDeathCare – repealed and replaced in the House, on to the Senate
      Paris Climate Accord – deader than environuts remaining two brain cells
      Red lines in the sand – we don’t need no stinking red lines, we got Tomahawks
      Regulations – two eliminated for every new one added
      Relations with Muslims – the ONLY President to be feted by 50 of the largest Muslim nations
      Religious freedom – ended the America-hating Democrats war on religion
      Sanctuary cities – being defunded, sanctuary supporting politicians likely to be jailed
      SCOTUS – originalist confirmed, three more tee’d up and ready to go
      Taxes – being cut
      TPP – deader than Lying Crooked Hillary’s political future
      Unemployment claims – at the lowest level in decades
      Veterans care – no longer being wait-listed to death, able to see real, outside doctors
      Wookie lunches – gone, gone, gone to the pigs
      XL – approved for construction using American steel

      Democrats and Entitlement Monkeys – in utter disarray and wee-wee’ing themselves daily!!!

      • SS Trumptanic

        You realize majority of what you copy and pasted are fake accomplishments?

        • Flyer57

          Actually no, It’s happening, and would likely be bigger if not for power monger congress fear of losing their beloved power.

          • SS Trumptanic

            1. We never provided abortion funding overseas.
            2. The actual wall isn’t being built.
            3. CAFE isn’t gone just under review
            4. Coal still a dying industry
            I could keep going but I don’t have the time and you would just cover your ears and eyes while screaming “lalalalalalala” because the truth scares you.

        • MarkinGermany

          Trump Derangement Syndrome. It makes you look stupid.

        • JamesDrouin

          You ‘misread’ my post, try it again. Also, it’s a well-publicized fact that people of your ‘mental acuity’ are frequently able to improve their reading comprehension if thry move their lips while reading, so you may want to give that a try. If you’re unsure of the proper amount of lip movement, ask your boyfriend(s) for ‘input’.

          A partial list of President Trump’s glorious accomplishments to-date:

          Abortion funding – eliminated internationally, on the chopping block domestically
          Border Wall – under construction
          CAFE standards – going, going, going
          Coal – a friend in the White House, what more does one need
          Countries refusing to take back their criminals – at the lowest level in the past decade
          Dakota Access – pumping oil, now, today, and for many decades to come
          Diseased illegal aliens – bye bye, being deported, don’t go away mad, just go away
          Economic Confidence – at historic highs
          FBI – incompetent Director “fired”, to be replaced by a “law enforcement” officer
          Federal Judges – a slew of conservative Judges nominated, confirmations inevitable
          Guantanamo Bay – open for business and ready for new ‘guests’
          Government – the swamp is being drained, but it’s a big swamp with lots of nasty critters
          Gun control – dying the ugly death it deserves, gun sales climbing
          H1B visas – going, going, going … hire American, buy American
          Industry – bringing their factories back to the US
          Invading hordes of diseased illegal aliens – at the lowest level in 17 years
          Islamic leaders – met with more on his first trip than Obama did in eight years
          Jobs (“real jobs”) – roaring back … Bayer, Carrier, Ford, Hyundai, Sprint/Softbank, etc
          Military micromanagement – no more leftist prepubescent weenies telling Generals how to wage war
          Muslim terrorists – being denied entry and hunted down
          NAFTA – under renegotiation
          News media – is it Fake News or Very Fake News
          ObamaDeathCare – repealed and replaced in the House, on to the Senate
          Paris Climate Accord – deader than environuts remaining two brain cells
          Red lines in the sand – we don’t need no stinking red lines, we got Tomahawks
          Regulations – two eliminated for every new one added
          Relations with Muslims – the ONLY President to be feted by 50 of the largest Muslim nations
          Religious freedom – ended the America-hating Democrats war on religion
          Sanctuary cities – being defunded, sanctuary supporting politicians likely to be jailed
          SCOTUS – originalist confirmed, three more tee’d up and ready to go
          Taxes – being cut
          TPP – deader than Lying Crooked Hillary’s political future
          Unemployment claims – at the lowest level in decades
          Veterans care – no longer being wait-listed to death, able to see real, outside doctors
          Wookie lunches – gone, gone, gone to the pigs
          XL – approved for construction using American steel

          Democrats and Entitlement Monkeys – in utter disarray and wee-wee’ing themselves daily!!!

          • SS Trumptanic

            How did I misread what you copy and pasted?

          • JamesDrouin

            MORE LIP MOVEMENT, pay attention:

            You ‘misread’ my post, try it again. Also, it’s a well-publicized fact that people of your ‘mental acuity’ are frequently able to improve their reading comprehension if thry move their lips while reading, so you may want to give that a try. If you’re unsure of the proper amount of lip movement, ask your boyfriend(s) for ‘input’.

            A partial list of President Trump’s glorious accomplishments to-date:

            Abortion funding – eliminated internationally, on the chopping block domestically
            Border Wall – under construction
            CAFE standards – going, going, going
            Coal – a friend in the White House, what more does one need
            Countries refusing to take back their criminals – at the lowest level in the past decade
            Dakota Access – pumping oil, now, today, and for many decades to come
            Diseased illegal aliens – bye bye, being deported, don’t go away mad, just go away
            Economic Confidence – at historic highs
            FBI – incompetent Director “fired”, to be replaced by a “law enforcement” officer
            Federal Judges – a slew of conservative Judges nominated, confirmations inevitable
            Guantanamo Bay – open for business and ready for new ‘guests’
            Government – the swamp is being drained, but it’s a big swamp with lots of nasty critters
            Gun control – dying the ugly death it deserves, gun sales climbing
            H1B visas – going, going, going … hire American, buy American
            Industry – bringing their factories back to the US
            Invading hordes of diseased illegal aliens – at the lowest level in 17 years
            Islamic leaders – met with more on his first trip than Obama did in eight years
            Jobs (“real jobs”) – roaring back … Bayer, Carrier, Ford, Hyundai, Sprint/Softbank, etc
            Military micromanagement – no more leftist prepubescent weenies telling Generals how to wage war
            Muslim terrorists – being denied entry and hunted down
            NAFTA – under renegotiation
            News media – is it Fake News or Very Fake News
            ObamaDeathCare – repealed and replaced in the House, on to the Senate
            Paris Climate Accord – deader than environuts remaining two brain cells
            Red lines in the sand – we don’t need no stinking red lines, we got Tomahawks
            Regulations – two eliminated for every new one added
            Relations with Muslims – the ONLY President to be feted by 50 of the largest Muslim nations
            Religious freedom – ended the America-hating Democrats war on religion
            Sanctuary cities – being defunded, sanctuary supporting politicians likely to be jailed
            SCOTUS – originalist confirmed, three more tee’d up and ready to go
            Taxes – being cut
            TPP – deader than Lying Crooked Hillary’s political future
            Unemployment claims – at the lowest level in decades
            Veterans care – no longer being wait-listed to death, able to see real, outside doctors
            Wookie lunches – gone, gone, gone to the pigs
            XL – approved for construction using American steel

            Democrats and Entitlement Monkeys – in utter disarray and wee-wee’ing themselves daily!!!

    • sosumi idk

      What you don’t get is that Trump’s supporters don’t care about people like you: it’s clear you have no intention of taking seriously anyone who isn’t in lockstep agreement with you, and the virtue signaling has gotten out of hand.

    • johnnydrama

      yeah, its trump that isnt taken seriously. not the media. ok.

      • MarkinGermany

        You suffer from dyslexia?

        Or are you just a dumbazz?

    • moderate Guy

      “Taken seriously”?? My, my, we have a high opinion of ourselves, sir. Naturally assuming that we actually give a single thought to how you, ah, people of no consequence, take us.
      Covfefe.

  • Spirit Plumber

    Great satire piece, keep it up!

  • Robert Ivey

    I was hoping it was his brain turning completely into mush before he collapsed on the floor. Or some secret service agent under orders from his parents shot the phone out of his hands and then stomped it into tiny pieces.

  • Gregory

    What a blithering idiot.

  • midwesttruth

    There isn’t any V in Arabic

  • John E. Cage

    Thanks for diminishing a little bit of the credibility we have as military officers.

    • mizz tanya

      you are certainly doing an excellent job of that yourself.

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      • Flyer57

        Agreed,
        Oh and one other thing from a military enlisted.
        At least his photo is in focus.
        You might qualify as a Marine.
        If so, I can say this with complete confidence…LOL

    • Brother John the Deplorable

      Given the type who have been left behind in the officers’ corps, there’s not much there any more anyway.

  • William_C_Diaz

    It is shocking that a serving Army officer would be so delusional, much less one tasked with teaching young minds. Donald Trump is an idiot and long compromised by the SVR. I had hopes that your comment was satire or somehow in jest, but you are earnest in your willful ignorance.

    If this is a commonly expressed viewpoint among our ‘Army Leadership’, then I fear for our military.

    2/505 PIR, H-Minus
    Have a great day!

    • JamesDrouin

      President Trump’s greatest accomplishment to-date:

      Democrats and Entitlement Monkeys – in utter disarray and covfefe’ing themselves daily!

    • Flyer57

      Yup, This confirms it.
      Yer an intellect.

  • JamesDrouin

    Well, Democrats and Entitlement Monkeys are certainly covfefe’ing themselves daily!!!

  • FullAmericanPatriot

    Worse than an Obama apologist, you defend the seething toad

  • toheckwithyou

    If nothing else, Covfefe has made the libs unhinged. Just look at the insults below.

  • D4x

    Was covfefe the code for some GCC’s cutting diplomatic relations with Qatar? Or, a new coffee bean from Ethiopia that instantly cures TDS?

  • mas2

    It seems to me that, if nothing else, covfefe is like a Rorschach inkblot – what people say about it tells you far more about them than about it.

  • Mary Katherine Hicks

    In the end, we win. The true meaning of cuvfefe. https://wordpress.com/read/feeds/37788830/posts/1479314102

  • Dan

    I hope you get some treatment for your traumatic brain injury.

  • KGChief

    Please tell me you didn’t get paid to write this. That maybe you were drunk, or did some ‘shrooms, and this is what you came up with. And then as a goof, this website decided to publish it. That’s the only scenario that makes any sense.

    • Flyer57

      Actually it’s a very well written article.
      You too must be an intellect.

      • Carl Smith

        Satire is difficult to write.

  • robert franklin stroud

    TRUMP is a genius strategist and master persuader. If you read Scott Adams’ writing for near two years on TRUMP’s use of persuasion you would know that. Only imbeciles think he is just “lucky.”

  • Let’s Go Pens!

    Or Trump is just an idiot. Yeah, let’s go with that.

    • Flyer57

      Or you are the idiot.
      So blind you don’t see.
      And like it or not (with you it’s clearly not)
      He’s winning

      • Let’s Go Pens!

        Oh, he’s winning? That’s what it is? see, I thought he was embarrassing himself and the nation with his stupidity and his non-stop attacks on our allies and his love of Russia. I thought his obstruction of justice, including his admission of obstruction to Lester Holt, was just him being an idiot. I thought his inability to pass any major legislation even with both chambers being GOP was losing, but he’s actually winning! Got it…thanks so much for clarifying.

  • sosumi idk

    I tend to think Trump deliberately messed with peoples’ heads, simply because he has a history of doing that (and it has a history of working out well for him, and backfiring on the people who gloat about how much smarter they are than he is).

    Your explanation makes as much sense as any.

    • Flyer57

      Someone who gets it.
      How refreshing to see.

  • MattWoodNYC

    What’s most probable is Trump began tweeting, and then decided not to bother and go to bed instead never realizing that he had sent the incomplete tweet until he woke up a few hours later.
    Essentially, “Covefefe” was the tweet version of a butt dial.

  • johnnydrama

    maybe the next time the guy scratches his balls you forego the 17 Part Series of Ill Considered Articles deconstructing it. but that would take actual common sense and journalistic ethics. so…not happening.

  • Party of Lincoln

    So much for the pledge here that “American Greatness” will never be a “shill” for Trump.

    To maintain any kind of credibility here, which is already on life support, you sometimes have to acknowledge that the Glorious Leader didn’t quite get it right. This was a clear typo, nothing more, that in no way is part of a Grand Strategy.

    • Carl Smith

      Agreed. This website treats Trump the way North Korean media treats Kim Jung Un. Shame on American Greatness for publishing such rubbish. Apparently it has no editorial standards.

  • Snowblind

    I remember that time I misspelled a word, then went to delete it… and because the buttons are so small I hit “return” which sent the message.

  • surfdog

    Trump tosses a word Frisbee and the press runs after it like a pack of crazed border collies .

  • EmeraldAl

    If Obama said it, it would already be included in the merriam webster dictionary. We are just lucky the flag doesn’t have 57 stars now.

  • Gibbsongirl

    So a typo is now synonymous with than ancient Christian “fish” symbol? Seriously?

    Do you have any idea how many texts people send when they are sleepy or not wearing their glasses or just aren’t being careful that end up in nonsensical words like that?

    You’re like the pseudo intellectual who spends an hour discussing the deep meaning of the new sculpture on display at the museum only to find out it’s a pile of rags left over by the janitors!