President Trump’s early morning tweet about “covfefe” got many in the media guessing about what the indecipherable typo referred to. But it was no mystery to Al Franken – who humorously interpreted the nonsense word as Yiddish.
“A covfefe is a Yiddish term for ‘I got to go to bed now,’” the comedian-turned-Minnesota senator joshed Wednesday morning on CNN’s “New Day” program. “I think … He got that from Jared, I guess,” he said, referring to presidential son-in-law and Orthodox Jew Jared Kushner.
In a since-deleted tweet, Trump wrote an uncompleted post-midnight tweet about “constant negative press covfefe” that got people scratching their heads and the non-word “covfefe” trending on social media.
Franken has been on a roll lately, embracing his funny side with publication of his comical memoir, “Giant of the Senate.” The satirist initially came to prominence thanks to his work on “Saturday Night Live.”