Twitter Staffer Shut Down Donald Trump For 11 Minutes
The greatest thing just went down on Twitter! On Friday, the internet freaked out as people began to notice something very odd… US President Donald Trump’s twitter profile had disappeared!
What. Donald Trump's Twitter account, @realDonaldTrump, has gone. pic.twitter.com/EUNHvfXHhn— Jamie Ross (@JamieRoss7) November 2, 2017
Theories soon began to pop up as people speculated what could’ve happened to the account. Was it a glitch? Did Trump accidentally remove it himself? What was the truth!?
Has it finally happened? pic.twitter.com/W2MDXGmN48— Ben Palmer 🤙🏼 (@palmersaurusrex) November 2, 2017
I can definitely imagine Trump accidentally deleting his account, in the same way I can imagine him accidentally starting a nuclear war— Sabine Wolff (@sabinewolff) November 2, 2017
"so you go into 'settings & privacy' and then down the bottom there's the option to deactivate his account" pic.twitter.com/pT6eAshXCa— mat whitehead (@matwhi) November 2, 2017
It turns out that truth was so much better than anything anyone could’ve ever dreamt of! Twitter confirmed that the account, @realDonaldTrump, had been deliberately deactivated by a Twitter employee who was on their last day of employment at the company!
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
Along with the announcement, another wave of freaking out began! This time it was to praise the absolute legend responsible for the 11 minute long deactivation of Trump’s account.
"We have learned that this was done by a Twitter customer support employee who did this on the employee’s last day" pic.twitter.com/mVB2Pwc8rv— Jessica Winter (@winterjessica) November 3, 2017
Trump’s Twitter was deactivated by a “Twitter customer support employee who did this on the employee’s last day.”— Philip Lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) November 3, 2017
One thing that all of twitter can agree on is that employee definitely made themselves memorable! So, thank you, whoever you are!
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
This is completely unbelievable yet it totally happened! What a way to end the week!