An after-midnight tweet from U.S. President Donald Trump stirred the world's imagination. From one enigmatic, albeit funny-looking word, memes were made. Speculations and theories were spawned. "Covfefe." What does it mean? Whether this was just a slip of the thumb for the president or an actual word with secret connotation still remains unsolved. At least some people assume that the U.S. president would like the public to think that he actually meant to tweet the word.

But Representative Mike Quigley is not going to put up with such guessing games. This gentleman from Illinois is aiming to put the word to good use, creating a new meaning for it through what he calls "The COVFEFE Act."

COVFEFE Act aims to build public trust and transparency

The proposed "Communications over Various Feeds Electronically for Engagement" Act — or COVFEFE Act — aims to take tweets from Donald Trump's account and store them as part of the archives of the presidential records.

The COVFEFE Act actually aims to include more than tweets in its purpose for a more comprehensive presidential record. Ultimately, the task would be to archive any and all social media posts by the president.

Representative Quigley said that the COVFEFE Act is a step towards building and further gaining public trust. In a statement published by The Washington Post, Quigley said, "In order to maintain public trust in government, elected officials must answer for what they do and say; this includes 140-character tweets."

Quigley also emphasized the effectiveness of social media in publicity and credibility; an especially relevant point as President Trump is a man that frequently tweets his thoughts.

To this effect, Quigley stated that the law must ensure that Trump's tweets are properly documented "for future reference." This is important in instances when the president, for example, makes declarations regarding sudden changes in social and national policies.

Proposed law should expect serious opposition

Of course, if the proposed law is enacted, tweets and messages from Trump's personal twitter account would be treated as official records for the presidential archive.

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This means all tweets and messages would be accounted for, and deleting any of them would be a violation of the Records Act.

Representative Mike Quigley's proposition of the COVFEFE Act seems to be a good step in theory but in practice, it will face great opposition. According to the same Washington Post report, the law is expected to face an "uphill battle" because of a Congress that is mostly controlled by Republicans.