For a short time, Donald Trump did not have access to his 41.8 million followers.
A good chunk of America was seemingly at ease for a whole 11-minutes last night after a former Twitter employee deleted Donald Trump's account, making all of his current 36.3K statements unavailable.
TRUMP DEACTIVATED pic.twitter.com/Q5Cdt0THCM— ＮＩＣＯＬＡＴＥ (@Nicolaterino) November 2, 2017
The verified Twitter Government account tweeted the news saying that a "customer support employee" pulled the plug on the President's account on his or her last day on the job. Donald's profile was shut down at 6:45 p.m. ET Thursday and was restored shortly after. The statement reads that a full internal review is being conducted.
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
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
Of course, Donald Trump noticed that one of his favourite social media platforms was temporarily unavailable, with a tweet suggesting he's finally made some sort of "impact."
My Twitter account was taken down for 11 minutes by a rogue employee. I guess the word must finally be getting out-and having an impact.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 3, 2017
Even though Donald is back on the Twitter grid, lots of users praised the former employee for doing the deed, calling the individual a "hero."
Whoever disabled Donald Trump's Twitter account shouldn't be sacked. They should be promoted.— Chris Ward (@yorker129_7) November 3, 2017
Someone out there is about to put "deleted Donald Trump's twitter account" on their resume...— Krysti Wilkinson (@krystiwithakay) November 3, 2017
For one brief shining moment tonight, we had a Batman, and he suspended Trump’s twitter. pic.twitter.com/TfnTpDf89L— TurMonkEn (@VitruvianMonkey) November 3, 2017
Me @ the Twitter employee responsible for deactivating Donald Trump’s account. pic.twitter.com/GOa527BERY— A.R.E.1 (@grumpykylos) November 3, 2017
We'll never forget the 10 minutes of peace while Donald Trump’s Twitter account was down.— Luisa Haynes (@wokeluisa) November 2, 2017