Social media rushes to define Trump's "covfefe" tweet

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White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told reporters Wednesday that questions related to the investigation potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation will now be referred to President Donald Trump's personal lawyer.

After one reporter asked Spicer if "people should be concerned that the president posted somewhat of an incoherent tweet last night", Spicer simply replied, "No".

In two morning tweets, he blasted congressional Democrats over an alleged report that they no longer wanted testimony from a former Trump campaign adviser, Carter Page.

The tweet - which many assumed misspelled "coverage" - remained online for approximately six hours, during which time Twitter users had a field day with it.

"We are focused on the President's agenda", Spicer said.

In creating a separate entity to handle the Russian Federation fallout, the White House hopes existing staffers can return their focus to executing the President's agenda, which has largely stalled as aides and advisers work to respond to the Russian Federation story.

The controversy surrounding the Russian Federation links gained added momentum after Trump sacked FBI Director James Comey earlier this month, leading to allegations by critics that the president sought to hamper the agency's probe into the issue.

"The president and a small group of people know exactly what he meant", Spicer replied, which elicited laughter throughout the room.

It didn't help that Trump, seemingly aware of his typo, goaded the masses to figure out what "covfefe" meant.

It has become a regular occurrence at White House press briefings for Sean Spicer to be asked to clarify a tweet of President Trump's. He has previously written about film for Bloody Disgusting, We Got This Covered, What Culture, and The Celebrity Cafe.

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