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


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

Former President Donald Trump has resurfaced on his social media platform, Truth Social, with a post harking back to an old Twitter gaffe. 

The former president made his first post on the platform in two months on Thursday. 

 

A screengrab of Donald Trump's Truth Social post

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

Screengrab/Truth Social


The post appeared to the show the former President on the lawn of his Mar-a-Lago resort, looking at his phone. 

Trump has over two million followers on Truth Social, a fraction of his peak Twitter follower count of more than 88 million people. His post was “ReTruth-ed” (the platform’s version of a re-tweet) more than 68,000 times and liked 178,000 times. 

While it is unclear why Trump included the #Covfefe hashtag in his post, it harks back to a gaffe he made in 2017. The nonsensical word was tweeted by the then-president in the early hours of May 31, 2017.

Although it was eventually deleted, social media users quickly turned the term into a meme.

Earlier this week, Trump said he would not return to Twitter even if his account were to be unbanned by its new owner, Elon Musk. The former president was permanently suspended from Twitter on January 8 last year after the platform deemed that his account was being used to incite violence during the Capitol riot.

Trump has not actively posted on Truth Social since its launch in February. On top of its slow kickoff, the platform has also been poorly received.

The former President also recently bungled the platform’s name during a rally in Ohio, calling it “Truth Central” instead. 



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