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Was the covfefe debacle good for Trump?

Trump's 'covfefe' tweet shows arrogance

He is using it as a much-needed distraction

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No filter. By sticking to his “covfefe” tweet, Trump is demonstrating his unrelenting self-confidence and how little he cares about what other people think, suggests Chris Cillizza of CNN. Trump has often shown that he refuses to let his tweets be filtered through lawyers or staffers. He invited his followers to figure out the true meaning of “covfefe,” but it was most likely just a typo. This happening in light of communications director Mike Dubke resigning on Tuesday indicates how little the president allows people to tell him what to do. Trump’s tweet highlights how confident he is in his own judgement, holding on tightly to his Twitter account’s independence.

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The boy who cried "covfefe." Trump is lavishing the online whirlwind that his latest tweet created as a welcome distraction for his critics, infers Callum Borchers of The Washington Post. The president’s second tweet, encouraging us to figure out what it meant, confirms that he is using it to shift focus from the Russia investigation and other stories. Instead of further criticizing him for real issues, Trump is now being derided for a superficial typo. Trump can easily absorb and dismiss any of this criticism, particularly compared to some of the heavier allegations that have been circling recently. Already, the tweet has taken over the internet; Trump’s use of it is, in fact, well calculated.

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