President Donald Trump reacted to his mystifying late-night tweet hours later -- and was quickly buried again in mockery.
The president posted the original tweet at 12:06 a.m., saying, "Despite the constant negative press covfefe."
Social media users ridiculed Trump's tweet, which remained online without explanation for hours, before it was finally deleted.
Then, slightly more than six hours after the original tweet, the president tried to play good sport in a follow-up post.
Who can figure out the true meaning of "covfefe" ??? Enjoy!— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1496225362.0
However, things didn't go as well as he most likely had hoped.
@realDonaldTrump I'm guessing that it's either your Twitter password or the nuclear launch code ... #covfete— Rob Szczerba (@Rob Szczerba)1496225517.0
@realDonaldTrump *raises hand* I can. You put up an incoherent tweet and then fell asleep and now this morning you… https://t.co/GsZnyyXZrc— Tony Posnanski (@Tony Posnanski)1496225694.0
@realDonaldTrump Covfefe: When you make a mistake, but play it off like you knew what you were doing. "Trump's ent… https://t.co/SDC7zMU9fi— St. Nick Jack Pappas (@St. Nick Jack Pappas)1496225591.0
@realDonaldTrump This is the twitter equivalent of acting like you meant to trip and fall.— Substin Stackier (@Substin Stackier)1496225427.0
@realDonaldTrump That moment when you’re so insecure that you can’t admit to a mistake, so you shout, “I meant to d… https://t.co/O4fsQsYydk— MatthewDicks (@MatthewDicks)1496225804.0
@realDonaldTrump Ugh. No fun anymore. It's like when your dad tries to hang out with your friends.— Reverend Matty (feat. Ludacris) (@Reverend Matty (feat. Ludacris))1496226260.0
@realDonaldTrump This is actually the best tweet you've ever sent. Good job. https://t.co/P3Bkf2nEsC— Josh Withey ❀ (@Josh Withey ❀)1496225552.0