Columbia’s Russell Cranford wanted something amusing on his car’s license plate.
“I thought it would be funny to have some sort of meme on there but never could think of anything,” the 34-year-old owner of a resume-writing company said Friday. “So when I saw that tweet that morning, I was like, ‘That's it!’ ”
Cranford, who sent The State a picture of his BMW with his new “COVFEFE” license plate attached, was referring to President Donald Trump’s recent tweet: “Despite the constant negative press covfefe.”
The tweet went viral. The internet went mad defining the nonsense word for the president, which some took to be a misspelling of the word “coverage.”
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But after deleting the original tweet, Trump followed up with another, feeding the frenzy: “Who can figure out the true meaning of ‘covfefe’ ??? Enjoy!”
Cranford said he never had voted in a presidential election until he cast his ballot for the billionaire real-estate developer and reality-TV star last November.
He liked Trump “because he is sort of against the grain and fed up with the status quo,” Cranford told The State.
Previous presidents mostly have been “the same,” but that’s not true with Trump, Cranford said.
“He's coming out, he's preaching something completely different.”