However, at the tail-end of the tweet the USA president apparently hit a stumbling block, with him instead typing: "Despite the constant negative press covfefe".
Several hours after the fact, Trump capitulated to Twitter's sick burns and deleted his original "covfefe" tweet.
Some users sought clarification from dictionary company Merriam-Webster.
In the meantime, Twitter had been set alight with a slew of bemused reactions to what most presumed was a typo of "coverage", and the legend of "covfefe" was born. I propose a new 4chan meme, what do you guys think about Fefe ... When asked in the past about other Trump tweets, White House spokesman Sean Spicer has said the posts speak for themselves. Imagine storyboarding dozens of "covfefe" tweets for 10 hours only to find that none of them are more interesting than the typo that Trump farted out in the first place.
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Donald Trump posted a tweeted Wednesday morning with the word "covfefe". Checks Twitter... Uh... Regrets checking Twitter.
It seemed like the President was going to complain about the press - something he's wont to do - but it wasn't part of a Twitter rant.
Even a misspelling of covfefe started trending: "cofveve", with the "v" and the "f's" reversed.
Many @realDonaldTrump tweets during the trip were composed by his social media director, Dan Scavino, who also runs the official @POTUS account.