Rep. Mike Quigley has introduced the "COVFEFE Act" to amend the Presidential Records Act so that President Trump's social media posts are preserved after he leaves the White House.
The bill name stands for Communications Over Various Feeds Electronically for Engagement, or COVFEFE.
"In order to maintain public trust in government, elected officials must answer for what they do and say; this includes 140-character tweets," Quigley, D-Ill., said in a statement. "President Trump's frequent, unfiltered use of his personal Twitter account as a means of official communication is unprecedented. If the president is going to take to social media to make sudden public policy proclamations, we must ensure that these statements are documented and preserved for future reference. Tweets are powerful, and the president must be held accountable for every post."
Quigley's act clarifies that Trump's personal Twitter account should be archived in the same manner as the official @POTUS account. Quigley's legislation would also ensure that deleted tweets are kept.
It was from Trump's personal account that the president coined the term, "covfefe," an apparent misspelling of "coverage" in a tweet he used to complain about the press.