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Illinois Rep. introduces 'COVFEFE' bill to archive Trump tweets

Illinois Rep. introduces 'COVFEFE' bill to archive Trump tweets Illinois Rep. Mike Quigley introduces 'COVFEFE ACT' to preserve Trump tweets
Theresa Hayes | 14 June, 2017, 03:54

Case in point, Rep. Mike Quigley of IL who introduced the not-so-cleverly named "Covfefe Act" that seeks to make it illegal for President Trump to delete his tweets.

Bill called COVFEFE Act has been proposed in order to hold US President Donald Trump accountable for his posts on Twitter and other social media platforms.

Quigley laid out his rationale for the bill in a statement, saying it's imperative that Trump's tweets be "documented and preserved for future reference".

The president tweeted and then deleted "Despite the constant negative press covfefe" just after midnight May 31, setting off internet hysteria.

The tweet remained published for several hours before being removed, allowing observers plenty of time to ponder the meaning of "covfefe". The official name of the act will be the Communications Over Various Feeds Electronically for Engagement (COVFEFE) Act.

When previously quizzed about the President Trump's Twitter activity, Sean Spicer said: "The president is president of the United States so they are considered official statements by the president of the United States".

His messages on the social media site are sometimes riddled with spelling and grammar mistakes.

- A Valley man has ordered and received a new personalized Arizona license plate with the misspelled word recently tweeted by President Donald Trump.

By having a law the holds Trump accountable for his social media activity, perhaps it may also limit the frequency of his tweeting, as the President has made it clear he's a bit anxious about being monitored.

COVFEFE marks Quigley's second use of an acronym to jab at President Trump.

"They matter in the sense that they give him a communications tool", White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said at a press briefing the next day, adding that Twitter is important so he can "communicate directly to the people without the bias of the media" that she said "obsesses over every period, dot".

In March, he introduced the Make Access Records Available to Lead Government Openness Act (the MAR-A-LAGO Act), which would require public visitor logs for locations where either the president or vice president conduct official business, including logs at Trump's resorts.

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