Donald Trump suggests famous 'covfefe' tweet could have 'deep meaning'

4 November 2019, 13:32

President Donald Trump speaks to reporters upon arrival at the White House on Sunday
President Donald Trump speaks to reporters upon arrival at the White House on Sunday. Picture: PA

By Megan White

Donald Trump has claimed his famous “covfefe” tweet may have been “something with deep meaning” after a horse with the same name won a race.

The US President was widely mocked after tweeting “despite the negative press covfefe,” spawning dozens of memes and prompting laughs from social media users.

He deleted the tweet, but hours later asked followers “who can figure out the true meaning of covfefe?”

But after a horse named Covfefe won a Breeder’s Cup race at Santa Anita Park in California, the president said: “Great! But how do you know it was a “mistweet?” May be something with deep meaning!”

Mr Trump has long been mocked for his poor spelling on Twitter, with other gaffes including “hamberders” and “Rupublicans.”

Other common mistakes included “boarder” instead of border and “smocking gun” instead of smoking gun.

Fact-checking site Factba.se counted 188 spelling mistakes since the President took office – one every five days.

In the project for CNN, they found Mr Trump has made 350 spelling mistakes since joining Twitter in 2009, while Barack Obama made just four since 2012.

This gives the current President an error rate of 1.4 per cent, while Mr Obama’s stands at just 0.06 per cent.

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