I should have expected this:
— Lincoln Journal Star (@JournalStarNews) June 1, 2017
It wasn’t exactly automatic:
Evan Milton, 26, woke up a little before 4 a.m. Wednesday and checked Reddit to start his day. There, at No. 1 on the run of trending topics, was “covfefe,” the string of apparent garble at the end of an unfinished Tweet sent by President Trump at 11:06 p.m. Nebraska time… At 3:59 a.m., according to Betty Johnson, administrator with the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles, an online application arrived for the COVFEFE plates.
As part of the process, the DMV asks applicants to describe, in 130 characters or less, the meaning of the license plate. Milton, of Omaha, did the best he could: “Mysterious Twitter message from Donald Trump.”
By 11 a.m., the application was approved. For $40, Milton’s 2009 Volkswagen Jetta will now display the latest addition to our lexicon.
It’s Milton’s first vanity plate, and, asked if he now felt vain, he said, “Extraordinarily.”