A hasty, stupid social media blunder that conceals a much bigger and more important reality.
A few things to remember about covfefe-gate:
1. This is not the first time Donald Trump has tweeted mindless gibberish. He’s been doing that on a regular basis for years now.
2. While the internet has exploded with radiant squee at the “covfefe” tweet – memeing it to infinite proportion and snarking with abandon… media reports continue to posit that Donald Trump may well withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord. A decision that, if made, will fray our already damaged relationships with our allies, and possibly irreparably damage an attempt to address the real and impending disaster that is climate change.
3. There’s no secret meaning to “covfefe.” If you look at the keyboard on your phone, and tap out the letters… you can decode it quite easily. Donald Trump tried to write the word “coverage,” but misspelled it as “covrege” because he’s fucking stupid, and he mistyped it because rather than human hands, he’s sporting the prosimian forepaws of a loris.
4. True Fact: Covfefe is Parsletongue for “bigly.”
I know memes are fun.
And I know that we’re able to do two things at once…
And that we can laugh while we wring our hands and that it’s important to remember what is best in life… and what is best in life is pointing out that Donald Trump is a copper-hued, prolapsed rectum… and that by pointing, in fact, we demonstrate not only the normal physiology of a human hand, but also the most rudimentary dexterity of pointing which, if he possessed it, would have prevented the typo in the first place…
But journalists are asking about this now. Real journalists. They’re asking the administration to clarify this mindless bit of puerile faff.
Nero fiddled while Rome burned.
The dummies pointed at the flames.
The smart people grabbed some fucking buckets and put them out.
Grab a bucket, people.
And covfefe while we work.