What is covfefe? Trump baffles with late night Twitter post

What is covfefe? Trump baffles with late night Twitter post

If you haven’t looked it up already – don’t bother, The Guardian advises.

Just after midnight in Washington, Donald Trump tweeted: “Despite the constant negative press covfefe.” That was it. No more. Just that word “covfefe” left hanging there.

It left many of his 31 million followers on Twitter baffled, and slightly concerned.


The tweet had been active on Trump’s account without comment or clarification for two hours at time of writing. It had been retweeted 61,000 times and received more than 75,000 favourites, and climbing. That it had not been immediately deleted was confusing to users, who leapt to speculate what, exactly, Trump might have meant. The Merriam-Webster dictionary, which has a track record of fact-checking Trump’s tweets and neologisms on Twitter, decided to sit this one out.

Others suggested the tweet had taken the heat off US comedian Kathy Griffin, who had earlier been under fire for posting a video in which she held a replica of Trump’s severed bloody head.

Kristina Wong, a US comedian, observed that the domain had been promptly snapped up.  


The actor Zach Braff predicted Sean Spicer’s wholehearted defense of the word. “Covfefe” was trending in the US as Twitter rushed to get its gags in.  

Trump has been known to tweet on both Android and Apple devices in the past, but the “covfefe” tweet had been sent from the Twitter app on an iPhone.

The news site Axios had reported on Thursday that the president’s current device was an iPhone with only one app: Twitter.

It cited anonymous White House officials who said that limiting screen time was key to “forcing a more disciplined President Trump”, as witnessed on his overseas tour:

In Trump’s case, it’s curtailing his time watching TV and banging out tweets on his iPhone. Trump himself has been pushing staff to give him more free time. But staff does everything it can to load up his schedule to keep him from getting worked up watching cable coverage, which often precipitates his tweets. It has worked well overseas so far.

Stephen Colbert explains how we know the exact reason Trump fired Comey

Stephen Colbert explains how we know the exact reason Trump fired Comey
  • May 11, 2017
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“I’m pretty confident,” he said on Wednesday’s Late Show. “One thing we’ve learned from the last two years of Donald Trump is that what it seems like he’s doing is exactly what he’s doing.”

Wait, does this mean we can cut down on all the thinkpieces?

‘Saturday Night Live’ sketch asks ‘Where in the World is Kellyanne Conway?’

'Saturday Night Live' sketch asks 'Where in the World is Kellyanne Conway?'
  • May 7, 2017
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“SNL” cast member Sasheer Zamata, who plays the role of the magnifying glass-holding chief of “Where in the World is Kellyanne Conway?” kicks off the sketch saying, “She hasn’t been seen in weeks. No one knows where she is or what she’s up to.”

Then, addressing the show’s child contestants, she says, “Gumshoes, your mission today is to answer this question: Where in the world is Kellyanne Conway.”

The logo for the show features “SNL” cast member Kate McKinnon reprising her Conway character — but this time, she’s donning a Carmen Sandiego-esque red trench coat and fedora.

An a capella group — similar to the one in the real show — then belts out the following: “Well she used to be on TV, on like every single panel. One day we all woke up and she was no longer there. What could have happened, she is not on any channel, no. Tell me, where in the world is Kellyanne Conway?”

ACME Senior Agent Greg Lee, played by “SNL” cast member Mikey Day, then asks the contestants, “Are you guys ready to help us find Kellyanne Conway?”

Responds one of the precocious contestants, Stephanie, responds, “Well, we don’t want to find her.”

Day’s Agent Lee accepts defeat, saying, “OK, guess, that’s our show! Seven weeks and no one can find that woman.”

John Oliver rips into Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner in epic 20-minute rant

John Oliver rips into Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner in epic 20-minute rant
  • Apr 24, 2017
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In an epic 25-minute rant on Last Week Tonight, Oliver breaks down exactly what the couple many think of as a “moderating influence” on Trump actually do — and what, if anything, makes them qualified to do it, according to Mashable.

“I know that all of this may seem like an evisceration of both Jared and Ivanka, but it is really not,” Oliver concludes at the end of his rant.

“I don’t know enough about them to eviscerate them. Just as you don’t know enough about them to justify putting any real hopes in them.”

Saturday Night Live: Melissa McCarthy returns as Sean Spicer, Alec Baldwin reprises Donald Trump

Saturday Night Live: Melissa McCarthy returns as Sean Spicer, Alec Baldwin reprises Donald Trump
  • Apr 16, 2017
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In one sketch, McCarthy’s easily agitated Spicer holds one of his infamous press briefings dressed as the Easter Bunny, reports with reference to ABC News.

The sketch pokes fun at Spicer’s controversial comments this past week comparing Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad with Adolf Hitler, which left many observers calling for his resignation.

“Everybody shut up so I can apologize,” McCarthy’s Spicer says. “You all got your wish this week, didn’t you? Spicey finally made a mistake.”

The show’s cold open featured Baldwin’s Trump speaking with Vice President Mike Pence, played by “SNL” cast member Beck Bennett, in the Oval Office.

The sketch poked fun at the president’s frequent visits to Mar-a-Lago, his achievements so far, in-fighting in the White House, and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

“So many memories in this room,” Baldwin’s Trump says during the cold open. “This is where I met with the Chinese president.”

Bennett’s Pence corrects the president, saying, “That was at Mar-a-Lago, sir.”

Baldwin’s Trump continues, “This was where I ordered the Syrian strike.”

Yet again, Bennett’s Pence corrects the president: “That was also at Mar-a-Lago, sir.”

The cold open also mocks the president’s knowledge of foreign affairs.

Says Baldwin’s Trump: “Remember when I refused to shake the hand of that little German boy?”

“You mean, Angela Merkel?” says Bennett’s Pence.

“Whatever his name is,” responds the commander in chief.

As the show has in the past, the cold open portrayed White House chief strategist Steve Bannon as the Grim Reaper.


‘SNL’ Mocks Kendall Jenner’s Pepsi Commerical

'SNL' Mocks Kendall Jenner's Pepsi Commerical
  • Apr 9, 2017
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On the show on Saturday (April 8), the sketch show made fun of the director’s concept behind the protest-themed commercial starring Kendall Jenner, reports with reference to Just Jared.

Before they started filming the commercial, the director chats on the phone about his idea for the commercial, but is told by multiple people that it is not a good commercial.

The day after the commercial aired and faced tons of backlash, Pepsi pulled it off the air and apologized for “missing the mark.”

Watch the SNL sketch below!


Seth Meyers connects the ‘dots’ in the investigation into Trump’s alleged ties to Russia

Seth Meyers connects the 'dots' in the investigation into Trump's alleged ties to Russia
  • Apr 4, 2017
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“As of right now, there is still no conclusive evidence connecting the dots that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to help them win the election,” the host said. “But there are so many dots. We are covered in dots. The Trump presidency is basically a 6-year-old with chicken pox. And the rest of us are so f—ing itchy.”

According to Business Insider, one dot Meyers explored was the request for immunity from prosecution from Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, in exchange for his testimony to congressional intelligence committees and the FBI.

Flynn stepped down in February, after 24 days in his post, amid reports that he had misled administration officials about his discussions with the Russian ambassador before Trump was inaugurated. Flynn also famously led “lock her up” chants about Hillary Clinton during the Republican National Convention.

“These days, Flynn is apparently trying to make sure he doesn’t get locked up,” Meyers said. “There’s been a lot of speculation and uncertainty about what exactly a request for immunity means. Does it mean Flynn is worried about criminal prosecution? Or is he just afraid he can’t get a fair hearing?”

To help answer those questions, Meyers looked to statements Flynn and Trump had made in which they referred to immunity requests as signs that a crime was committed.

But it seems Trump has changed his mind. He tweeted his approval of Flynn’s request, calling the investigation a “witch hunt.”


“OK, but I don’t know if I would take legal advice from Donald Trump,” Meyers said. “Remember, he’s been involved in more than 3,500 lawsuits. And just to give you a sense of what 3,500 looks like, here’s a photo of 3,500 people,” Meyers said as a photo of the crowd at Trump’s inauguration popped on the screen.

It’s April Fool’s Day and everyone is making the same joke

It's April Fool's Day and everyone is making the same joke
  • Apr 1, 2017
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Twitter users have been quick to point out that April Fool’s Day has lost its edge, as every day brings more absurd headlines and the presidency seems like one long on-going joke:


Many were worried about how they were supposed to spot the facts from the fiction.


Other users were concerned that April Fool’s Day has been ruined forever.


Some worried that Trump supporters might have trouble distinguishing the real from the fake news:


But as the one day of the year when people actually celebrate fake news, some tweeters argued this is the one time Donald Trump should be in his element.


Although it might be overwhelming for a president who derides every criticism and contradiction as “fake news”:


This man summed up what for him would be the most ridiculous story on April Fools’ Day:


But we mustn’t get our hopes up too high.




St Patrick’s Day: Watch Jamie Dornan recite 41 Irish terms for being drunk for Jimmy Kimmel

St Patrick's Day: Watch Jamie Dornan recite 41 Irish terms for being drunk for Jimmy Kimmel
  • Mar 17, 2017
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The Fifty Shades star recited an impressive 41 Irish terms for being inebriated, some more familiar than others.

From ‘hammered’ to ‘three sheets to the wind’ – even the Hollywood actor can’t keep a straight face as he tells some of the more ludicrous terms, as Belfast Telegraph reports.

Warning: strong language.

Trevor Noah explains how aliens have invaded Earth and it has to do with Trump’s hair

Trevor Noah explains how aliens have invaded Earth and it has to do with Trump's hair
  • Mar 17, 2017
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In the video below, Noah breaks down the latest Dutch national election. While Prime Minister Mark Rutte won re-election, the focus of the election was on the populist candidate Geert Wilders, reports with reference to Mashable.

By all accounts, Wilders is the Trump of the Netherlands — from his anti-Muslim sentiment to his bizarre hair style.

Noah makes a stunning revelation. Trump, Boris, and Wilders all have the same voluminous quiff, which leads him to believe that the hair on their heads are alien lifeforms that have taken over their minds. It seems like a sound theory.