On May 31, 2017, Trump sent out a tweet that read, in its entirety, “Despite the constant negative press covfefe”. It immediately went viral, becoming a staple of trump jokes. The tweet was retweeted over 127,000 times, and liked more than 162,000 times, making it one of Trump’s most popular tweets in months, as people speculated on the meaning of covfefe. Six hours later, Trump deleted the tweet and posted an alternative one, asking people what they thought covfefe could mean.
Ladies and gentlemen, we now have an answer for you.
The Communications Over Various Feeds Electronically for Engagement Act (COVFEFE Act) is a bill introduced into the United States House of Representatives in 2017 (on June 12), during the 115th United States Congress.The bill would amend the Presidential Records Act to preserve Twitter posts and other social media interactions of the President of the United States, and to require the National Archives to store such items. U.S. Representative Mike Quigley, Democrat of Illinois, introduced the legislation in the wake of Donald Trump’s routine use of Twitter. If the bill were enacted, it would see US law treat US presidents’ personal social media accounts (such as Trump’s “@realDonaldTrumpTwitter account) the same as “official” social media accounts (such as the “@POTUS” Twitter account).
So, there you have it, it relates to a law that was never passed that the president tweeted about.