Pretty much 2017 in a nutshell so far.
So here's what we know happened.
Trump's tweet is the latest example of his ability to draw attention on social media -- and keep the public guessing as to the meaning behind many of his remarks. It's also a reminder of how different he is from past presidents and the traditional, carefully orchestrated pronouncements typically associated with the office.
As usual, he took aim at the media and decried the ongoing Russia investigation.
The tweets represent Trump at his most authentic and defiant, lashing out when he feels he is under attack, and appeared to reflect a belief that only he, and not his staff, is qualified to speak in his own defense.
Wednesday's tweet quickly drew a deluge of attention.
-Trump%2Fdonald-trumps-pants-fire-claim-millions-illegal-vo%2F 52,000 retweets and more than 160,000 likes at the time of writing this article.
In addition to winning the Electoral College in a landslide, I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 27, 2016
Some of his more recent tweets got in the lower tens of thousands of retweets.
The tweet was finally deleted about 5:50 a.m. ET Wednesday.
At 6:09 a.m., Trump tweeted again: "Who can figure out the true meaning of "covfefe" ??? Enjoy!"
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. It was his first tweet in 20 hours (the last one was a retweet of a Fox News article saying Jared Kushner did not suggest opening Russian communications channel, citing an anonymous source.)
Though covfefe likely was a typo when the President meant to type coverage, he woke up to a lot of Twitter sass.
TV host Billy Eichner wasn't having it.
One of the most popular theories is that someone tried to grab Trump's phone mid-tweet, and it was accidentally sent.
No word from Merriam-Webster on whether