Trump Makes First Post on Truth Social in Months, Writing ‘Covfefe’


  • Former President Donald Trump has resurfaced on Fact Social after months of silence.
  • On Thursday, Trump posted “I’M BACK! #COVFEFE” on the platform.
  • “Covfefe” seems to be a throwback to a 2017 gaffe when he tweeted the phrase unintentionally.

Former President Donald Trump has resurfaced on his social media platform, Fact Social, with a submit paying homage to an outdated Twitter gaffe. 

The previous president made his first submit on the platform in two months on Thursday. 


A screengrab of Donald Trump's Truth Social post

Trump’s submit included a hashtag that referenced a Twitter gaffe from 2017.

Screengrab/Fact Social

The submit appeared to the present the previous President on the garden of his Mar-a-Lago resort, his cellphone. 

Trump has over two million followers on Fact Social, a fraction of his peak Twitter follower depend of greater than 88 million folks. His submit was “ReTruth-ed” (the platform’s model of a re-tweet) greater than 68,000 occasions and favored 178,000 occasions. 

Whereas it’s unclear why Trump included the #Covfefe hashtag in his submit, it harks again to a gaffe he made in 2017. The nonsensical phrase was tweeted by the then-president within the early hours of Could 31, 2017.

Though it was finally deleted, social media customers rapidly turned the time period right into a meme.

Earlier this week, Trump mentioned he wouldn’t return to Twitter even when his account had been to be unbanned by its new proprietor, Elon Musk. The previous president was completely suspended from Twitter on January 8 final yr after the platform deemed that his account was getting used to incite violence through the Capitol riot.

Trump has not actively posted on Fact Social since its launch in February. On high of its sluggish kickoff, the platform has additionally been poorly acquired.

The previous President additionally not too long ago bungled the platform’s identify throughout a rally in Ohio, calling it “Fact Central” as a substitute. 


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