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'I thought it was a hidden message to the Russians': Hillary Clinton quips about Trump's 'covfefe' kerfuffle

David Choi
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Screen Shot 2017 05 31 at 3.08.31 PM

(Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks at the 2017 Recode Code Conference.Screenshot via Recode/YouTube)

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton took a jab at President Donald Trump's misspelled tweet that has since sent social-media into a craze.

"I thought it was a hidden message to the Russians," said Clinton at Recode's Code Conference on Wednesday.

On Tuesday evening, a tweet posted to Trump's personal Twitter account read: "Despite the constant negative press covfefe."

The tweet was eventually deleted at 6 a.m. ET on Wednesday, but not until it gained a cult-like following on social-media.

Trump eventually issued another tweet, ostensibly addressing those who lost it over the typo: "Who can figure out the true meaning of 'covfefe' ??? Enjoy," Trump tweeted Wednesday morning.

Clinton also touched on how she believed "diversions" like the "covfefe" kerfuffle was truncating the attention spans of Americans.

"You got all kinds of stuff happening," Clinton said. "To divert attention. It’s like 'covfefe': trending worldwide. Maybe for a minute you'll forget the latest accusations about them conspiring with Russia, or their trillion-dollar mathematical mistake in their budget, or depriving 23 million people of health care."

"It's the circus, right?," asked Clinton. "They want to influence your reality."

Watch her segment at Recode's conference »

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