Social media rushes to define Trump's 'covfefe' tweet

by Marta Holmes June 7, 2017, 10:49

White House press secretary Sean Spicer has been showing signs of strain under his job in recent weeks, and joked with reporters over drinks last week in Jerusalem that they had to take shots if they asked him work-related questions.

Spicer's statement was in response to a question about reports that former FBI Director James Comey, who was terminated by Trump, meant to testify before Congress that the president urged him to drop an investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

The question Spicer declined to take on Tuesday was direct: Did Trump obstruct justice in his conversations with James B. Comey, the Federal Bureau of Investigation director he fired on May 9?

A group of more than 40 House Democrats has demanded the White House revoke President Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner's security clearance, amid an investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

The reporter then asked Spicer why the misspelled tweet stayed up for so long.

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Trump Jr. wrote "You have got to be kidding me?!" above a link to an article reporting comments Khan had made months earlier. On June 5, Trump doubled down on his criticism of Khan, accusing the London mayor of spinning his rhetoric.

Communications Director Mike Dubke resigned his position earlier this month, as speculation has swirled about a shake up within the White House following the firing of FBI Director James Comey.

Several congressional investigations and a probe by a Justice Department special counsel have become a major distraction for Mr. Trump.

Trump, six hours later, seemed to have a little fun with what appeared to be a simple typo.

Spicer also declined to say whether President Trump had made a decision on pulling the United States out of the Paris climate agreement - and he would not comment on news reports comedienne Kathy Griffin had been fired from CNN for her posing in photographs with a likeness of President Trump's head. He urged his followers to figure out the "true meaning" of "covfefe". The assembled reporters wanted more, crying out in unison, but the more-subdued-than-normal press secretary left it there.


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