Cortland woman gets OK for license plate inspired by ‘covfefe’ tweet

The plate stems from a tweet from the U.S President that read, "Despite the constant negative press covfefe."

Ohio officials have granted a woman's request to have President Donald Trump's mysterious tweeted typo, "covfefe," on her license plate. Brittany Scott tells The Columbus Dispatch in May she saw a Twitter post by Trump that read: "Despite the constant negative press covfefe."


CORTLAND, Ohio (AP/WKBN) – What started with a couple of drinks and a lighthearted joke has gained a Cortland woman a little notoriety.

After reading President Donald Trump’s tweeted typo “covfefe” in a message he posted on Twitter, 29-year-old Brittany Scott decided to have the words put permanently on her state-issued license plate.

Scott wrote in her application to the state that her request stemmed from a tweet from the 45th president of the United States, and the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles approved it.

Scott said she was motivated by a picture of someone in California who posted a picture of his father’s unusual license plate and decided to get her own.

“I was like I need a new one anyway Sure, let’s do it,” Scott said.

Scott said she was at Taco Bell one night when someone decided to take a picture of her license plate and uploaded it to Reddit. Ever since, she has gained some popularity online.

“It’s been fun. I’ve gotten text messages from friends in Texas before I even saw it online,” Scott said.

Scott says she hasn’t received any complaints online or from fellow motorists. She said just because a tweet from President Trump inspired her plates, it doesn’t mean she is a supporter.

“I am a die-hard Bernie fan,” Scott said.

A bureau committee examines hundreds of applications each day for vanity plates, denying profane, obscene or sexually explicit ones. It also rejects those it determines could provoke violence or advocate lawlessness.

The bureau has denied other Trump-related plates such as “WTF TRMP,” “45 a liar” and “45 sucks.”

READ: List of banned license plates in Ohio (Warning: Some of the banned plates are explicit and could be considered offensive)

Covfefe license plate.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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