sean said COVFEFE actually did mean something, and that those who were supposed to know, knew what it was

COVFEFE Act would make social media a presidential record
Joe Uchill, The Hill, Jun 12 2017

Rep Mike Quigley introduced legislation Monday to classify presidential social media posts including President Trump’s much-discussed tweets as presidential records. The Communications Over Various Feeds Electronically for Engagement (COVFEFE) Act would amend the Presidential Records Act to include “social media.” Presidential records must be preserved, according to the Presidential Records Act, which would make it potentially illegal for the president to delete tweets. Quigley said in a statement:

Pres Trump’s frequent, unfiltered use of his personal Twitter account as a means of official communication is unprecedented. If the President is going to take to social media to make sudden public policy proclamations, we must ensure that these statements are documented and preserved for future reference. Tweets are powerful, and the President must be held accountable for every post.

Most people took the “covfefe” tweet to be a typo, although press secretary Sean Spicer told the media that the term was used intentionally. He said:

The president and a small group of people know exactly what he meant.

In January, National Archives spox Miriam Kleiman told AP that social media posts would qualify as presidential records, but that statement is not explicitly spelled out in the law. The White House, Trump surrogates and GOP congressmen have issued differing opinions on how seriously the president’s tweets should be taken. But the White House recently clarified that social media should be taken as official communication from the president. Last week, Spicer confirmed they should be taken as official presidential statements, saying:

The president is POTUS so they are considered official statements by the POTUS.

COVFEFE marks Quigley’s second use of an acronym to jab at President Trump. His Making Access Records Available to Lead American Government Openness (MAR-A-LAGO) Act would force the president to make the White House visitor logs, as well as the visitor logs at Trump’s resorts, public.

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