Trump typo: 'Covfefe' tweet mocked on internet

It was an apparent typo in a tweet by US President Donald Trump, and internet users have been mocking him mercilessly.

"Despite the constant negative press covfefe," he tweeted just after midnight, Washington time.

And he then appeared to have gone to bed, without finishing his thought or correcting his mistake.

Although it seems likely the word he was reaching for was "coverage", social media users have been trying to guess other alternatives or motivations.

Chicken nugget tweet breaks Twitter record

Carter Wilkerson's plea broke Ellen DeGeneres' record when he passed 3,430,249 retweets on Tuesday.

A spokesperson for Wendy's said: "We didn't expect Carter's response, and we couldn't anticipate the overwhelming support he has received."

The company has donated $100,000 (£78,000) to charity in his name.


'Consider it done'

Man marks his ex-girlfriend's apology letter and sends it back to her

Nick Lutz decided to get a red marker out and critique the four-page note before sending it back to his former lover.

He told Newsbeat: "We started dating in February of last year and dated for about eight months.

"Four months in she started hiding her phone and I heard she had code names for guys in her contacts list."

Nick who studies at the University of Central Florida, says he received the apology, shortly after calling time on the relationship.

He starts off by saying the introduction is too long and that there's lots of repetition.

Fighting Trump one tweet at a time

"America has just elected a human weapon of mass destruction," Pappas wrote in one of two replies to Trump's nuclear tweet, each of which was favorited by thousands of users.

This kicked off a new form of political opposition for Pappas, a comedy writer based in New York. After Trump tweeted about the "ungrateful traitor" Chelsea Manning or why the U.S. should improve its relationship with Russia, Pappas would be there tweeting back.

Trump campaign defends son's Skittles tweet

On Monday, Trump Jr. tweeted a graphic that likened Syrian refugees to Skittles, which swiftly triggered a wave of criticism.

"This image says it all. Let's end the politically correct agenda that doesn't put America first. #trump2016," he tweeted, with a graphic that said: "If I had a bowl of skittles and I told you just three would kill you. Would you take a handful? That's our Syrian refugee problem."

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Trump deletes tweet after complaints of anti-Semitic imagery

Before deleting the original tweet, which also contained the words "most corrupt candidate ever," the presumptive Republican nominee tweeted the same graphic with a tweak: a circle instead of a six-pointed star, which evokes the Jewish Star of David.

The Trump campaign did not respond to requests for comment about the decision to use a six-pointed star and whether they were concerned about the potential for the imagery to evoke anti-Semitic undertones.

But the backlash on Twitter was immediate.