Make no mistake about it, Donald Trump is the king of distraction. Whether he’s sending out half-brained tweets or speaking to an audience of his supporters, the 45th POTUS understands how to take the spotlight off major concerns when necessary.
After sending out a tweet in which he wrote, “despite the constant negative press covfefe,” the internet lit up with speculation about what “convfefe” means.
Donald Trump didn’t need to address his misspelling of “coverage” but it was the perfect distraction from the F.B.I.’s investigation into his son-in-law’s attachment to Russian.
Jared Kusher is currently under heavy investigation for allegedly requested a back channel into Russias government during meetings with a Russian ambassador.
While it’s often hard to tell if Trump is simply believing his own crazy tweets or diverting from bigger issues — there’s no denying this time that his second tweet was meant to distract journalists and voters from much bigger issues.
The plan is working #Convfefe has become Twitter’s biggest trending term of the day. Twitter opportunists have jumped on the tweet offering up funny responses and in some cases really strange attacks against the left.
Trump, of course, has much larger issues at hand. Outside of the Russia investigation, he’s picking fights with Germany, yelling and literally pushing around members of NATO, and fighting his own party over the U.S. budget, ObamaCare, and everything else under the sun.
Does anyone else find it ironic that “covfefe” is essentially fake news and Donald Trump is promoting it heavily.
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James Kosur is the former Editor-In-Chief and co-founder of Hill Reporter. He recently served as an editor for Business Insider and various other publications. James and his partners sold Hill Reporter to a new owner in July 2019.