Twitter has confirmed in a statement that it’s employee deactivated President Donald Trump’s personal Twitter account by mistake, thursday evening :
“Earlier today @realdonaldtrump’s account was inadvertently deactivated due to human error by a Twitter employee. The account was down for 11 minutes, and has since been restored. We are continuing to investigate and are taking steps to prevent this from happening again.”
The Commander in Chief’s ‘@realDonaldTrump‘ page could not be accessed for several minutes but his ‘@POTUS’ account remained unaffected.
The outspoken US president has 41.7 million followers on his personal Twitter account, from which he blasts his most controversial and attention-grabbing comments — often in the form of early morning “tweetstorms.”
Trump’s official White House account, @POTUS, which has 20.9 million followers, was apparently not affected.
Trump did not tweet about his account’s vanishing act, but after it was restored made a post about his party’s tax plan.
Social media users questioned if Twitter suspended his account, or perhaps it was a hack.
I was there for the great vanishing of Donald Trump’s Twitter account. Nov 2, 2017. — Justin Jacobs (@justinjacobs) November 2, 2017
lol did trump leave twitter — David Sims (@davidlsims) November 2, 2017
Did someone end TRUMP on TWITTER? — Jeremy Newberger (@jeremynewberger) November 2, 2017
We’ll all remember where we were during the 10 minutes of peace while Donald Trump’s Twitter account was down. — Mike Drucker (@MikeDrucker) November 2, 2017
Woah, President Trump’s Twitter page won’t open. A glitch or intentional⁉️ — LIZ THE?IS COMING? (@LizCrokin) November 2, 2017
Nfinit @Nfinit : Trump’s twitter account vanishing and then reappearing moments later is the best evidence yet that the events of the past 2 years are the result of warring sects of time travellers.
Cabel SasserVerified account @cabel : @jack I need to very seriously tell you that the 70 seconds that Trump’s twitter account went away were the happiest 70 seconds of my year.
George TakeiVerified account @GeorgeTakei : Trump’s Twitter deactivated for 11 min, and I suddenly thought I’d jumped back into the real timeline where things aren’t so damned absurd.
Rich Goeckel @RichGoeckel : Trump’s Twitter was down for 11 min due to human error by a Twitter employee. If ever a Twitter employee deserved a promotion, it’s today.
Aaron VallelyVerified account @Vallmeister : The employee who disabled Trump’s Twitter account should be given their own national holiday.
Luisa Haynes @wokeluisa : We’ll never forget the 10 minutes of peace while Donald Trump’s Twitter account was down.
Rob M. | Tokkan @tokkanram : For the briefest of moments, Donald Trump’s twitter was deactivated. And there was rejoicing. Then it was reactivated, and we despaired.
Jer-Jer @DALLASNITES : Whoever deleted Trump’s Twitter account is a f*****g national hero