President Donald Trump’s Twitter account, @realdonaldtrump , disappeared from the site for around 11 beautiful minutes shortly before 7PM ET. It was not initially clear what happened to the account, and Twitter did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
In a series of tweets issued by Twitter’s Government and Elections team, the company first blamed “human error,” then attributed the move on a rogue employee who used their last day on the job to boot the president off the service.
During that brief time period, the president was unable to tweet insults, boasts, odd syntax, or misinformation about terrorism.
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
goddamn it. well, now we all know how la la land felt
— demi adejuyigbe (@electrolemon)
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