Trump tweeted “covfefe” late Tuesday night, seemingly attempting to write the word “coverage” in a tweet critical of the press.
He eventually deleted the tweet and joked about the meaning of the made-up word, telling his followers to “Enjoy!”
Who can figure out the true meaning of "covfefe" ??? Enjoy!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 31, 2017
But when asked about the implications of the president’s late-night tweeting, Spicer refused to admit the word was an innocent human error, instead commenting that “the president and a small group of people know exactly what he meant.”
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) May 31, 2017
Spicer has been under fire after a string of mishaps in recent weeks. At the daily White House press briefing on Tuesday, he struggled to provide any actual information to reporters who asked about climate change, his team’s ties to Russia, health care legislation and more.
This article originally appeared on HuffPost.