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DC Daily: President Trump once again conquers Twitterverse with 'covfefe' tweet

Posted: 7:27 AM, May 31, 2017
Updated: 2017-05-31 15:46:37Z

What's happening in the political world:

Trump's apparent Twitter typo takes life of its own
-- So, does anyone know what "covfefe" mean?

Just after 9 p.m. Pacific time on Tuesday, President Trump tweeted: "Despite the constant negative press covfefe"

The tweet remained on his timeline up until early Wednesday morning, shortly before 3 a.m. Pacific, when it was deleted.

About 10 minutes later, Trump seemingly decided to play along with the mysterious tweet from hours earlier with: "Who can figure out the true meaning of "covfefe" ??? Enjoy!"

While numerous news organizations and Twitter users tried to decipher "covfefe," Democratic Sen. Al Franken told CNN what he thought the word meant.

"A 'covfefe' is 'a Yiddish term for 'I gotta go to bed now,' I think," the former "Saturday Night Live" writer told CNN.

"He got that from Jared, I guess," added Franken, referring to the Trump's son-in-law, who is an observant Orthodox Jew.

Others offered their take:

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Trump expected to withdraw from Paris climate agreement
-- President Donald Trump is expected to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, two senior US officials familiar with his plans told CNN Wednesday.

The decision would be a significant foreign policy break with nearly every other nation on earth and a major reversal of the Obama administration's efforts on climate change.

The precise mechanism for withdrawal hasn't yet been determined, but Trump has made clear he plans to fulfill his campaign promises to withdraw.

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President slams comedian's photo
-- President Donald Trump reacted harshly to a photo posted by comedian Kathy Griffin.

Griffin apologized for posting a photo of herself holding a bloody decapitated head looking like Trump. She said, "I'm a comic. I crossed the line. I moved the line, then I crossed it. I went way too far."

However, Trump hit back at Griffin, calling her "sick" in a Wednesday morning tweet:

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Trump's Wednesday morning non-"covfefe" tweets
-- The president touched on other topics with a handful of tweets Wednesday morning.


Concerns raised over Trump sharing cell phone number
-- The president's practice of giving his cell phone number to other world leaders is raising some questions about security.

According to an Associated Press report, Trump has given his cell phone number to Canada and Mexico leaders, but Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has been the only one to reach out to Trump on his personal number.

The AP reported Trump exchanged phone numbers with French President Emmanuel Macron.

"If you are speaking on an open line, then it's an open line, meaning those who have the ability to monitor those conversations are doing so," said Derek Chollet, a former Pentagon adviser and National Security Council official now at the German Marshall Fund of the United States.

A president "doesn't carry with him a secure phone," Chollet said. "If someone is trying to spy on you, then everything you're saying, you have to presume that others are listening to it."

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CNN and The Associated Press contributed to this report