Democrat trolls Trump with ‘Covfefe Act’
Whether or not “covfefe” had a meaning, as President Trump and his aides have hinted, it does now.
An Illinois Democratic lawmaker is trolling the Tweeter-in-Chief with the introduction Monday of the “Communications Over Various Feeds Electronically for Engagement” — COVFEFE for short — “Act of 2017.”
According to a statement from Rep. Mike Quigley, a Democrat who represents a liberal district on Chicago’s wealthy North Side, the COVFEFE bill would expand the Presidential Records Act to list “social media” as a documentary material, thus requiring the president’s tweets and other internet postings to be officially archived.
If the bill passes, a president would not be allowed to delete his tweets, as Mr. Trump has been known to do on occasion.
The bill’s acronym plays off the online frenzy sparked by Mr. Trump’s cryptic midnight tweet May 31, in which Mr. Trump referred to “constant negative press covfefe.”