Trump’s Twitter Account Was ‘Inadvertently Deactivated’ By Twitter
President Donald Trump’s Twitter account, @realdonaldtrump, was “inadvertently deactivated,” the social media company said Thursday, and for a brief moment, life came back to normal.
“Earlier today @realdonaldtrump’s account was inadvertently deactivated due to human error by a Twitter employee,” the company said in a tweet. “We are continuing to investigate and are taking steps to prevent this from happening again,” it added.
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
During that brief time period, the president was unable to tweet insults, boasts, odd syntax, or misinformation about terrorism.
Here’s how people reacted to the news:
That employee deserves a raise.
— Nick- WLU 6-2 UK 6-2 (@plainwildcatfan) November 3, 2017
goddamn it. well, now we all know how la la land felt
— demi adejuyigbe (@electrolemon) November 2, 2017
@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.
— Cabel Sasser (@cabel) November 2, 2017
I think we just came together as a nation for 23 seconds.
— Madeline Hill (@mad_hill) November 2, 2017
Dang. That was the best five minutes of the year.
— Gina Dalfonzo (@ginadalfonzo) November 2, 2017
Those few precious minutes were like when Andy played the opera record over the Shawshank PA system.
— southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) November 2, 2017
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
— Nfinit (@Nfinit) November 2, 2017
There have been ongoing calls for Twitter to ban Trump over tweets that critics said could be interpreted as calls to violence. Twitter has said that it would enforce the same rules for Trump as it does for other accounts.