Want to know why the nonsense word “cheif” is trending worldwide on Twitter?
Look no further than President Donald Trump’s Twitter account.
The commander-in-chief misspelled the word “chief” as “cheif” in this bonkers roundabout boast about being the greatest hostage negotiator in the history of the U.S.
“President Donald J. Trump is the greatest hostage negotiator that I know of in the history of the United States. 20 hostages, many in impossible circumstances, have been released in last two years. No money was paid.” Cheif Hostage Negotiator, USA!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 26, 2019
The online editions of the Merriam-Webster and Collins dictionaries do not list the word “cheif.” The crowdsourced slang-documenting UrbanDictionary.com, however, defines it as “to smoke or inhale a drug” or “a weak person.”
Twitter users quickly offered their own takes on Trump’s hail to the cheif:
Here's a photo of the person who complimented Trump and he thinks is the "Cheif Hostage Negotiator, USA!" pic.twitter.com/p03Dh2vRlN
— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@DeanObeidallah) April 26, 2019
The Commander-in-Cheif is at it again.Trump is holding the English language hostage and we should pay whatever it takes to get it back. pic.twitter.com/nbiavNeu2g
— Nick Jack Pappas (@Pappiness) April 26, 2019
Commanduh in Cheif! #covefe
— James Dunlevie (@jamesdunlevie) April 26, 2019
— Marika Shaub (@marikatogo) April 26, 2019
Cheif Covfefe. pic.twitter.com/s3nnW3fGLc
— Morten Øverbye (@morten) April 26, 2019
Who said this? The cheif hostage negotiator USA? Who is that? Is that him? Is he quoting himself as chief hostage negotiator USA after crowning himself chief hostage negotiator usa?
— Sarah Cooper (@sarahcpr) April 26, 2019
I don't think the president misspelling "cheif" is the thing we need to be most worried about right nowlet's be kind when it comes to typos and twitter garbles, we all make themthen let's talk about the children kidnapped from their parents by the state again
— Andrea Peterson (@kansasalps) April 26, 2019
First “terroist” now “cheif”…Individual-1 is starting today off strong, I see! pic.twitter.com/tA9orAoAL3
— Ryan Hill (@RyanHillMI) April 26, 2019
he sat there this morning and said “cheif”, “I before E except after C” https://t.co/sx0v8wHPqY
— Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko) April 26, 2019
“I JUST MADE YOU THE CHEIF HOSTAGE NEGOTIATOR” pic.twitter.com/Pji6qzj5iE
— Orange Leader (@OrangeLeaderUSA) April 26, 2019
Cheif… Le Cheif…. my god…. IT’S A JAMES BOND REFERENCE! https://t.co/PJDbMjLIhi
— MC Rosie (@MC_Rosie4) April 26, 2019
Yeah, okay, cheif. https://t.co/3BM5K58nHP
— Franklin Leonard (@franklinleonard) April 26, 2019
Presumably this ‘Cheif Hostage Negotiator’ is just a sock with his hand in it. https://t.co/Epyq55blC2
— Lee Madgwick (@LeeMadgwick) April 26, 2019
I will offer a $100 reward to the first person who can actually name the "Cheif Hostage Negotiator, USA" that Trump is quoting here. https://t.co/ej75MdoSKP
— Ed Krassenstein (@EdKrassen) April 26, 2019
"Cheif" ?????Seriously dude, use the spell checker. It's free!
— Rob Szczerba (@RJSzczerba) April 26, 2019
— Sam Ro (@SamRo) April 26, 2019 RELATED… George Conway Has A Biting New Nickname For Trump Trump Handicaps 2020 Rivals, Reveals Which Democrat He's Rooting For Trump Admits He Made Obama 'Wire Tapping' Claim On 'Bit Of A Hunch' Download