Franken mocks Trump’s ‘covfefe’ tweet

Sen. Al FrankenAlan (Al) Stuart FrankenVirginia scandals pit Democrats against themselves and their message The Hill's Morning Report — Will Ralph Northam survive? Identity politics and the race for the Democratic nomination MORE (D-Minn.) on Wednesday mocked President Trump for his late Wednesday tweet that appeared to be unfinished and included the word "covfefe" in an apparent typo.

"A covfefe is a Yiddish term for 'I got to go to bed now,'" Franken joked during an interview on CNN's "New Day."

"I think ... he got that from Jared, I guess," he added, referring to Jared Kushner, the White House senior adviser and Trump's son-in-law. Kushner is Jewish.

Franken excused Trump for the tweet, saying people make errors late at night.

"I think this is the least disturbing thing in the history of the Trump administration," he joked.

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"Covfefe" became the No. 1 trend on Twitter across the U.S. early Wednesday morning after Trump sent out what appeared to be an unfinished tweet with a typo.

"Despite the constant negative press covfefe," Trump tweeted shortly after midnight.

Trump deleted the tweet just before 6 a.m.

Moments later, he asked: "Who can figure out the true meaning of 'covfefe' ??? Enjoy!"