Trump Mistakenly Tweets Nuclear Launch Code, COVFEFE
Washington, D.C. – President Donald Trump is no stranger to stirring up a little controversy on Twitter. Late last night, just after midnight, Trump took his hardest fall yet as president, revealing the United States’ nuclear launch code.
“Despite the constant negative press covfefe,” the tweet began, at 12:06 a.m., from @realDonaldTrump, the mishap of the century was unleashed.
For over six painfully long hours, the code remained public, allowing ample time for all to see. The post was eventually deleted and replaced with the following:
The Trump administration struggled to play off the blunder with a joke, however the damage was done. Sources deep within the Department of Defense reaffirmed our suspicions that COVFEFE was indeed a ciphered code with each letter corresponding to a particular number. The simple arrangement of letters become 61154025040250 when Medieval abbreviations are applied.
Many skeptics are questioning if this was a mistake or if Trump was actually giving a launch order via Twitter. The beginning portion of the text may contain the answer.
“Despite the constant negative press”
CRP’s resident cryptanalyst, Tom Killian, has uncovered a portion of the enigmatic tweet. “The word ‘negative’ undoubtedly refers to the first letter of the target location, likely North Korea or Novosibirsk, Russia. Where the ‘press’ is actually an order to physically press down the launch button. This is of course followed by the president’s confirmation code.”
Other online sleuths are attempting to uncover the remaining coded text, but so far none have been successful. If this was an order, it would seem as if the nuclear launch was ultimately aborted for an unknown reason.