The internet linguistic pundits immediately obsessed over the word and have literally gone nuts trying to decipher the meaning. After scouring the planet’s language archives, they couldn’t come up with anything remotely explanatory.
The simplest and likeliest explanation: It’s a typo. Maybe he intended to Tweet “cerfuffle/kerfuffle“.
Maybe it’s a new word for ‘distraction’. Who knows?
The bilious leftwing media is so consumed with covfefe over Trump and his reversal of Obama’s damage, that any social media comment and spoken word is up for vilification.