Donald Trump responds to Kathy Griffin — and ‘covfefe’

The typo that sparked a social media sensation.

President Donald Trump told Twitter followers this morning that celebrity Trump-hater Kathy Griffin “should be ashamed of herself” for appearing in a gruesome video with what appeared to be Trump’s severed head.

Part-time Palm Beach resident Trump also poked fun at the overnight Twitter sensation caused by his mysterious “covfefe” tweet.

Shortly after midnight, Trump tweeted “Despite the constant negative covfefe” — and then left the Twitterverse hanging.

The tweet was later deleted.

This morning, shortly after 6 a.m., Trump tweeted: “Who can figure out the true meaning of ‘covfefe’??? Enjoy!”

Later in the morning, Trump took aim at Griffin, who has apologized for the severed-head video.

“Kathy Griffin should be ashamed of herself. My children, especially my 11 year old son, Barron, are having a hard time with this. Sick!”

Griffin’s video drew bipartisan condemnation. Chelsea Clinton was among the critics.

“This is vile and wrong. It is never funny to joke about killing a president,” the daughter of Trump’s 2016 opponent Hillary Clinton tweeted Tuesday.

Author: George Bennett

George Bennett has been a Palm Beach Post reporter since 1992. He grew up in Bethesda, Md. and is a graduate of The George Washington University. Follow him on Twitter @gbennettpost

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