Sarah Huckabee Sanders Emoji Tweet

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White House deputy press secretary goes full covfefe in emoji-filled tweet

Is this the new covfefe?


Andrew Couts

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Posted on Jun 10, 2017   Updated on May 23, 2021, 3:36 am CDT

By this point, America is used to WTF public statements from the White House. But Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders raised (lowered?) the bar early Saturday morning with an incoherent tweet composed almost entirely of emoji.

The tweet immediately sparked speculation about whether the White House staffer had butt-tweeted from her verified Twitter account. Others declared it the new covfefe. But mostly it inspired onlookers to drag President Donald Trump‘s administration.

So, what was it? A butt-tweet? A secret message from the depths of Area 51? Trump’s new infrastructure plan? Alas, one Rolling Stone writer predicted the truth.

Five hours after the tweet went live, Sanders offered up the most reasonable explanation available: It was her 3-year-old son, Huck.

Hey, at least he didn’t try to provoke a war with North Korea.

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*First Published: Jun 10, 2017, 10:00 am CDT