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    As he did with the infamous “covfefe” gaffe, the US president made Twitter’s day again, this time with a heart-warming “Smocking Gun”.

    “Democrats can’t find a Smocking Gun tying the Trump campaign to Russia after James Comey’s testimony. No Smocking Gun… No Collusion", Trump wrote on Twitter on Monday, emphasising that there is no “Smocking Gun” with capital letters, starting a new trend on Twitter.

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    Just hours after Trump’s tweet, searches for the term “smocking gun” and the definition of “smocking” surged. Merriam-Webster dictionary’s Twitter account even had to post a special tweet, explaining that “smocking” meant “a type of embroidery made of many small folds".

    Some tried to make sense of Trump’s phrase, noting that he might be right.

    Others suggested that it could be the great covfefe behind the “smocke”.

    The president’s supporters tried to speculate about the hidden meaning of the word “smocking” and why it was capitalised.

    Yet the most popular suggestions featured reimagining the most "smocking" films — now featuring Trump.

    Trump’s tweets came after federal prosecutors said in court filings that Trump directed his one-time lawyer, Michael Cohen, to commit two felonies by tasking him with making payments to two women who said they had had sex with Trump in an effort to influence the 2016 election by buying their silence. Trump has denied all the allegations, saying that the revelations do not implicate him.


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