Well, it’s been a few days since Donald Trump introduced a new word into the English language. This new word has been frequently used since Trump utilized it in a cryptic Twitter message. There are just a couple of problems with the word. Nobody knows what it means. Heck, we’re not even sure if it’s English. Let’s not forget the ongoing debate over the proper pronunciation. In case you are unfamiliar with this new buzzword, it is “covfefe”. Trump tweeted “Despite the constant negative press covfefe” in the early hours of May 30th and the internet has gone bananas trying to make sense of it.
What did he mean? It has been speculated that it is a simple typo. Did he mean to type “coverage”? If so, he kind of leaves the Twitterverse hanging with such a sentence fragment. Maybe he just passed out face-first into his keyboard and pressed random letters with his nose as he slept. Hillary Clinton told a crowd that the word could have been a hidden message to the Russians. Trump finally deleted the tweet several hours later but the fire was lit. He poured a bit of gas on said fire when he later tweeted “Who can figure out the true meaning of ‘covfefe’???? Enjoy!”
Naturally, such an event is bound to bring out some interesting comments. Here are the 15 most savage celeb responses to Trump’s #covfefe.
15. Kal Penn
Kal Penn is an actor known for his roles in the Harold and Kumar film series. He temporarily gave up his acting career to take a job within the Obama Administration. He left his post as an Associate Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement a couple of times to resume his acting career. He was subsequently appointed to the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities.
Penn was a staunch supporter of Bernie Sanders in the 2016 Democratic nomination and his backing of the Democrats is a given. It should go without saying that Penn took advantage of an opportunity to chime in on the “covfefe” flap. Penn tweeted “I like that we all quickly Googled covfefe just to make sure”. He is probably right. It has been one of the most popular trending searches in the past couple of days.
14. James Corden
The English comedian and host of The Late Night Show with James Corden has enjoyed a successful career in television, theater, and movies. Corden tends to stay relatively silent when it comes to his political views. This seems to make sense when we consider that he is from another country and doesn’t particularly want to offend anyone or divide his audience. Still, he is known to hold liberal views which occasionally shine through. Like many other late night hosts of the past and present, Corden doesn’t shy away from taking his digs at the president. After all, the current president is like the golden goose to comedians.
Corden seems to think that covfefe is a state of mind. A mood. In a cryptic tweet of his own, Corden made use of the new buzzword by saying “I’m gonna try to go back to sleep now. Everyone stay covfefe.”
13. Colton Haynes
Those who are familiar with this actor, singer, and model likely discovered him through his part in the television series Teen Wolf or for his role in Arrow. Either way, Colton’s star appears to be on the rise. It’s alright for Haynes to cast a few stones as he has had plenty hurled at him. As a gay male, it also makes a bit of sense that he would cast a few stones Donald Trump’s way if the right opportunity presented itself. Well, enter covfefe-gate and the 28-year-old Twitter user just couldn’t resist posting his thoughts. He wrote “Covfefe…sashay away” indicating that Covfefe actually sounds like the name of a contestant that would appear on RuPaul’s Drag Race. Colton’s inference has as much credibility as any other theory at this stage.
12. Billy Eichner
Eichner is a 38-year-old writer, actor, and comedian that has been in American Horror Story, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and Parks and Recreation. He has also been hosting his own show Billy on the Streets which garnered a nomination for a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Game Show Host. The guy is seriously funny. While Billy does occasionally delve into politics on his show, he does it in a far more subtle way than some of his contemporaries. The thing is that when it comes to Donald Trump, one really doesn’t need to have a political leaning in order to get a laugh at his expense.
11. Zachary Levi
Zachary Levi is yet another actor with a sharp sense of humor. He has also entered the music world with his voice being heard in a few popular songs. He won the Best Action Actor at the Teen Choice Awards and was ranked by Buddy TV as one of “TV’s Sexiest Men of 2011”. Zachary, unlike many on this list, isn’t very vocal when it comes to American politics but, like everyone on this list, he won’t pass up the chance to pile on the heap. Zachary actually defined covfefe when he tweeted, “Covfefe: to covet another’s fefe”. That is quite helpful but it still leaves the majority of us wondering what a “fefe” is? Is it anything like “Thou shalt not covet another man’s wife”? That sort of makes sense in the context in which Trump used it. Does it not?
10. Zach Braff
It has been said that there are a few people in The Don’s inner circle that know exactly what “covfefe’ means. Still, that leaves everyone else in the dark. It also might mean that Zach Braff is in Donald Trump’s close circle. Braff, who is perhaps best remembered for his role as J.D. in the television comedy Scrubs took to Twitter with his own response to Trump’s tweet. The known Democrat supporter commented, “Not only is covfefe a word, it’s the greatest word ever uttered.” Does he really know something that the rest of us don’t? Has a known Democrat infiltrated Donald Trump’s inner circle? There aren’t too many other explanations. Maybe Bill Nye offered Zach some insight into the matter when Braff appeared in an episode of Bill Nye Saves the World recently.
9. Jimmy Kimmel
Jimmy Kimmel has been making people laugh even before he started in show business back in 1989. The 49-year-old host of Jimmy Kimmel Live! has appeared in a few films and some television shows throughout his rise to stardom. He has generally kept his personal political views out of his arena but he strayed from that pattern recently when he delivered a heart-wrenching plea to politicians of all stripes during his opening monolog. He urged politicians to work together on health-care reform. Kimmel’s own son was born with heart problems so the matter touches close to home for Kimmel. He also took the time to respond to Trump’s tweet by saying, “what makes me saddest is that I know I’ll never write anything funnier than covfefe”. We’ve got faith in you Jimmy!!
8. Marina Diamandis
This beautiful and talented Welsh singer hit the pop charts in 2010 with the song “Hollywood” from her debut album The Family Jewels. She has since kept in the public eye with follow-up albums Electra Heart and Froot which have also landed in the top-ten and yielded hit singles. Diamandis is considered somewhat of an icon in the gay community. She headlined at NYC Pride following the tragic Pulse nightclub shooting. Is there is a possibility that Marina is a left-leaning member of the secret Trump inner circle? One helpful clue comes from her Twitter response to Trump’s mystery tweet. “How is Covfefe pronounced though?” the songstress asks. What? While the pronunciation is certainly an issue, the larger issue lies with the word’s definition. Maybe she’s in cahoots with Zach Braff?
7. Matt Shively
Matt Shively has played in several minor movie roles as well as a couple bigger parts such as playing one of the leads in Paranormal Activity 4. The 26-year-old has also had a recurring role in the television show Jessie and Resident Advisors. Shively’s response to Trump’s tweet was very well-timed and actually gets a shot in at another recent newsmaker. Kathy Griffin was recently fired from CNN for posting a video in which she was holding a bloody fake severed head that looked an awful lot like Donald Trump’s head. Matt took to Twitter after Trump’s tweet and asked, “Has no one thought that maybe Kathy Griffin ACTUALLY cut off Donald Trump’s head mid-tweet?” Excellent question Matt. Donald’s neck is about big enough to reach all those letters on the keyboard.
6. Ariel Winter
This pretty 19-year-old rising star has been doing movies and television since she was about 7 years old. She was showing her budding talent in commercials by the age of four and she has done a lot of character voices too. She claims to have had a physically and mentally abusive upbringing and she was officially emancipated in 2015. In an age that sees many actresses enhance their image by getting breast enlargements, Ariel went the other way and had hers surgically reduced 2 years ago. One way in which she seems to have gone with the mainstream is on her Twitter page. She got her dig at Donald Trump in by responding to his tweet with a simple, yet well-thought-out “Make America #covfefe again” referring to one of Trump’s famous campaign slogans. Zing!
5. Jerry O’Connell
He’s only 43 but Jerry O’Connell has been a fixture on the big screen and in television for 30 years. He got his start at the age of 12 as Vern Tessio in Stephen King’s Stand by Me. He has gone on to act in countless television roles as well as popular movies like Jerry Maguire, Scream 2, and a few Justice League films. He is married to the beautiful Rebecca Romijn and has two children. In between his acting gigs, Jerry likes to find the time to stay active on Twitter. Needless to say, the Trump tweet got Jerry’s attention and he showed off his funny side with a few responses. He begins with “Just dropped kids off at school and greeted every parent with ‘covfefe”. He then tweeted “Don’t even care if everyone knows… Just changed all my passwords to #covfefe”.
4. Lisa Rinna
Lisa Rinna is known for her several roles in television and film. She got her first big role as Jason Bateman’s girlfriend in the television series The Hogan Family before landing a gig on Days of Our Lives. She’s posed for Playboy and recently became one of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. She’s been seen almost everywhere including the plastic surgeon’s office. She also manages to maintain a presence on Twitter. Judging by her page, Lisa likes to share her life on a daily basis so it shouldn’t come as a surprise to learn that she got her two cents in with respect to the whole covfefe kerfuffle. In her hilarious meme, Lisa is seated at a table engaged in a conversation over a glass of wine when she asks her friend, “Were people doing covfefe in your bathroom?” This gives us a whole new meaning to the word.
3. Christie Brinkley
Many of us know her as the gorgeous blonde in the red Ferrari that teased Clark Griswold in the 1983 film National Lampoon’s Vacation. Of course, she was already a star by then through her very successful modelling career which saw her grace over 500 magazine covers like Cosmopolitan, Glamour, and the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Brinkley is a huge supporter of the Democratic Party and has donated a boatload of cash. She is also quite concerned about global warming as we can see by checking out her Twitter page. She chose to get a little more serious than others on this list when she responded to the Trump tweet with “Covfefe: French word for the overheated convection oven effect on Earth (that)Trump is creating by pulling out of the Paris Climate agreement”. This is definitely one of the 15 most savage celebrity responses to Trump’s #Covfefe.
2. Diana Falzone
Diana Falzone is a charming and stunning brunette reporter for FoxNews. At least she was with FoxNews. As of May 2017, she was suspended from duty and told to find another job after she filed a lawsuit against the company for gender and disability discrimination. Ouch. Her lawyers claim that the brass at Fox considered her less sexually appealing and less desirable after she wrote an article on the Fox News website that stated she was infertile due to a medical condition. One of the Fox News Co-Presidents, who was named in the suit, resigned in the wake of the filing. She seems to have kept a sense of humor throughout this stressful period as she took to Twitter to post “The best part of waking up is covfefe in your cup. I apologize in advance.” No need to apologize Diana.
1. Violette Shumberg
We’re not exactly sure if Twitter user Violette Shumberg is a Hollywood celebrity but she is a bit of a celebrity on Twitter now. Violet Shumberg was simply an Agnes Moorehead character from the 1942 movie The Big Street. The Twitter page shows that it is operated by @lisaloopners. Lisa Loopner was a character played by Gilda Radner back when Saturday Night Live was funny.
Her response to Donald Trump’s tweet makes reference to an old Hollywood film. In the Bette Davis movie Now, Voyager, Davis’ character says the line “Oh, Jerry, don’t let’s ask for the moon! We have the stars.” Shumberg has cleverly attached a photo that depicts that scene with the caption “Oh, Jerry, don’t let’s ask for the moon. We have Covfefe.” Who is Violette Shumberg?