U.S. President Donald Trump appeared to be on the cusp of an anti-press tweet on Tuesday night.
Then he produced this.
It’s difficult to discern what Trump was trying to say — one person on Twitter suggested he meant to type “coverage.”
WATCH: Sean Spicer reacts to Trump’s ‘covfefe’ tweet
But that didn’t stop social media users from turning #covfefe into a hashtag, or otherwise mocking the apparent mistake.
One user suggested “covfefe” was what Bill Murray’s character whispered to Scarlett Johansson at the end of the film Lost in Translation.
— Jordan VanDina (@JordanVanDina) May 31, 2017
Another put it in “cowbell’s” place, in a reference to a famous clip from Saturday Night Live.
I need more covfefe! pic.twitter.com/qMLLdiS9jR
— Carla Ingraham 🌊🌊🌊 (@ccingraham) May 31, 2017
One user posted “covfefe” as a word that Kellyanne Conway might have said:
Someone else put the word in former U.S. president John F. Kennedy’s mouth:
Another user suggested it might make a good name for a Pokemon:
*In a deep voice*
— Chris Vannini (@ChrisVannini) May 31, 2017
With Twin Peaks back on TV, someone couldn’t help making this reference:
Somebody else felt the term was more appropriate to Charlie from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
— OKCYanni (@OKCYanni) May 31, 2017
And few high-trending hashtags appear on Twitter without at least one reference to The Simpsons.
"I never heard of #covfefe before."
"It's a perfectly cromulent word." pic.twitter.com/OkwTcYGzXC
— Dr. Ocular Nervosa (@ocularnervosa) May 31, 2017
Trump has since deleted the tweet in question but sent an apparent follow-up early Wednesday morning.
“Who can figure out the true meaning of “covfefe” ??? Enjoy!” the president asked.
Who can figure out the true meaning of "covfefe" ??? Enjoy!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 31, 2017
As of Wednesday morning, “covfefe” remained Twitter’s top trending word, or term or topic –whatever “covfefe” is.
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