What was initially called an accident, Twitter later revealed that an employee deliberately deleted President Donald Trump's personal account on their last day of work.
The employee—who remains unnamed—pulled the plug on Trump's account as a big sendoff to himself. The account was down for 11 minutes before it was finally restored.
Twitter released an official statement on their platform
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
In case you've been living under the rock, you'd know that Twitter is VERY dear to Donald Trump.
There is no other politician who uses Twitter to fire out opinions as aggressively as Trump, so, needless to say, when he realised what had happened, he wasn't pleased.
The 'rogue' employee got on the bad side of President Trump
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
The internet, however, put him on a pedestal and regarded him as a hero
Whoever disabled Donald Trump's Twitter account shouldn't be sacked. They should be promoted.
— Chris Ward (@yorker129_7) November 3, 2017
People in the UAE were also amused
#Trump account is deactivated for minutes.. whatsapp is down.. apocalyptic day????
— Naoufer (@naoufer) November 3, 2017
Twitter Employee Deactivated Trump’s Account on Last Day at Work ..president donald trumps twitter account temporarily unavailable.. pic.twitter.com/7sUrlYmSOt
— Some1 (@Some1Far) November 3, 2017
— ella (@ellamideast) November 3, 2017
He must have been raging. Most definitely
For a few minutes there, Donald Trump only had >6,000 followers after a Twitter employee deleted his account. I’d say he was raging ???? pic.twitter.com/2hbLaiAsRw
— Rob McGovern (@RobMcGov) November 3, 2017
Employee of the year, anyone
Twitter guy who took down Donald Trump's Twitter account for 11min is called a rogue employee. How about employee of the year?#FridayFeeling
— bruce smallmighty (@brucegulland) November 3, 2017