White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Wednesday that President Donald Trump “and a small group of people know exactly” what the president meant when he tweeted “despite the constant negative press covfefe” just after midnight ET.
Spicer was asked about Trump’s viral “covfefe” tweet during an off-camera briefing.
“I think the president and a small group of people knew exactly what he meant,” Spicer said.
When Hunter Walker of Yahoo News asked if people should be worried about Trump posting “incoherent tweets late at night,” Spicer said “no.”
Reporters proceeded to shout questions at Spicer about the meaning of the tweet, but he did not answer.
The tweet was up on the president’s Twitter account, @realDonaldTrump, for approximately six full hours, until it was deleted. In the meantime, the apparent typo went viral.
Trump tweeted in jest about the whole ordeal just after 6 a.m. ET.
“Who can figure out the true meaning of ‘covfefe’ ???” he wrote. “Enjoy!”
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