We may never know the meaning of Covfefe. But that hasn’t stopped people from trying to cash in on it.
In what is probably one of the worst business ideas of all time, more than thirty people separately came up with the bright idea of trying to trademark the word, which originated as a typo in one of Trump’s tweets. Although he later deleted it, leaving us only with this followup as evidence:
Who can figure out the true meaning of "covfefe" ??? Enjoy!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 31, 2017
So who thought it would be a good idea to trademark that word? It’s not clear exactly how these people thought they might be able to cash in by owning the intellectual property for the word “Covfefe”.
I mean, it’s not like we’re seeing people wearing Covfefe t-shirts all of a sudden. Although they do exist.
How about Covfefe coffee mugs? Okay, they exist too, sadly. But who’s buying them?
Oddly enough, if we see a glut of new novelty merchandise every time Trump says or does something stupid, it might end up being one of the few ways in which his presidency ends up being good for the economy.
But for now, let’s hope the world is able to move on from its short obsession with a typo written by a barely-literate geriatric. It’s bad enough that it already took up the media’s attention for an entire day:
How long has this guy been President again? It feels like years already. Although it’s quite possible that things might be coming to an end soon enough. And once that happens, I’m sure your collection of Covfefe coffee mugs will skyrocket in value.