US President Donald Trump’s personal Twitter account @realdonaldtrump was briefly deactivated by a Twitter employee who was leaving the company on Thursday.
Trump’s account, which has a massive following of about 41.7 million users, was down for good 11 minutes before it was restored. When people tried to look at his account, a Twitter message said, “Sorry, that page doesn’t exist!”
Twitter later tweeted that it was because of “human error,” and that the company was investigating further.
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.— Twitter Government (@TwitterGov) November 3, 2017
In another tweet later on Thursday, Twitter confirmed that the account was deactivated by a Twitter employee on his last day in the company. “Through our investigation we have learned that this was done by a Twitter customer support employee who did this on the employee’s last day. We are conducting a full internal review.”
Through our investigation we have learned that this was done by a Twitter customer support employee who did this on the employee’s last day. We are conducting a full internal review. https://t.co/mlarOgiaRF— Twitter Government (@TwitterGov) November 3, 2017
Now since this gaffe involved world’s favourite Donald Trump, Twitter was soon flooded with jokes. Many users praised the employee for taking down Trump’s account and hailed him as a hero, even though it was just for 11 minutes
Here are some of the best reactions to the entire episode:
That Twitter employee who deleted Trump account on his last day of job pic.twitter.com/NG1zvLwLo9— Abhijeet (@abhic4ever) November 3, 2017
I hope this person never pays for their own drinks ever again https://t.co/REEhQK96sI— Helen Rosner (@hels) November 3, 2017
To whoever deleted Donald Trump’s twitter….and I know it was restored but still…hilarious. pic.twitter.com/wt9R5IJNQ5— Wheelz (@Joey_C523) November 3, 2017
Lol a Twitter employee shut down Trump’s Twitter on their last day. Bold move pic.twitter.com/w7iqt568zj— Andrea Roberts (@MadMik2014) November 3, 2017
They left the company because their new job is World’s Greatest Living Person. https://t.co/y2UPdqiCkR— Anthony De Rosa 🗽 (@Anthony) November 3, 2017
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