Donald Trump Makes a Joke

Fight disinformation. Get a daily recap of the facts that matter. Sign up for the free Mother Jones newsletter.

Here’s something unusual. Last night Donald Trump wrote a six-word tweet:

Despite the constant negative press covfefe

This was obviously a tweet sent in error, but it didn’t get deleted immediately. It stayed up. And up. And up. And it completely took over Twitter. My Twitter feed was about 95 percent covfefe jokes last night.

But that’s not what’s unusual. This is:

This is Trump making an actual joke and taking himself less than seriously. I’ve never seen him do that before. I wonder if he wrote the tweet himself?

We Recommend


Sign up for our free newsletter

Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily to have our top stories delivered directly to your inbox.

Get our award-winning magazine

Save big on a full year of investigations, ideas, and insights.


Support our journalism

Help Mother Jones' reporters dig deep with a tax-deductible donation.