Hillary Clinton couldn’t resist getting in on the covfefe action, especially after President Trump’s Wednesday night tweet about her.
In response to Clinton’s remarks at the Recode Conference on the 2016 election — in which the former Secretary of State blamed her loss on both FBI Director James Comey’s late October letter to Congress and the spread of fake news on Facebook — President Trump once again tweeted about his former presidential election opponent, calling her “crooked” and a “terrible candidate.”
Crooked Hillary Clinton now blames everybody but herself, refuses to say she was a terrible candidate. Hits Facebook & even Dems & DNC.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 1, 2017
Clinton, who made it clear at the conference that she wouldn’t be running for president again, nonetheless couldn’t resist the temptation to tweet back at Trump, invoking the now-legendary “covfefe” typo he tweeted on late Tuesday night. As of this writing, Clinton’s tweet has accumulated more than 25,000 retweets in less than an hour — far more interaction than Trump’s tweet about her.
People in covfefe houses shouldn't throw covfefe. https://t.co/M7oK5Z6qwF
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) June 1, 2017
In the tweet Clinton is referencing, President Trump complained about “negative press covfefe,” which is assumed to be a typo for “coverage.” Within hours, “Covfefe” became the top worldwide trending topic on Twitter, as millions of people tweeted and retweeted covfefe-related memes making fun of Trump’s ineptitude at the English language.
Kevin Wallace is a journalist with five years’ experience in print and digital media, and covers politics, media, and culture for the Resistance Report. He lives in Tallahassee, Florida.