Demo­crat trolls Trump with ‘Covfefe Act’

The Washington Times Daily - - POLITICS - — Ni­cole Ault

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.”

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