President TrumpDonald TrumpCapitol fencing starts coming down after 'Justice for J6' rally Netanyahu suggests Biden fell asleep in meeting with Israeli PM Aides try to keep Biden away from unscripted events or long interviews, book claims MORE’s personal Twitter account briefly disappeared from the platform on Thursday evening.
The @realDonaldTrump account wasn’t accessible for several minutes, returning an error to anyone who tried to access it.
Trump's Twitter account appears to be down. pic.twitter.com/VLNfnGcz6H— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) November 2, 2017
Trump’s account resurfaced moments later.
And it's back up! That was very strange. https://t.co/qmffLA8N7r— Jeremy Diamond (@JDiamond1) November 2, 2017
Twitter said in a statement posted on the platform that Trump's account was "inadvertently deactivated" by a Twitter employee and was restored after 11 minutes.
"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," it said.
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
The brief disappearance of Trump’s account quickly went viral on social media.
Where were you when you heard that Trump's twitter account had been deleted?— Jeet Heer (@HeerJeet) November 2, 2017
Uh, guys? Trump's twitter is back from the upside-down. Can only imagine what it's brought back with it. May god help us all.— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) November 2, 2017
IT WAS ALL A DREAM pic.twitter.com/HZaJb0aUX8— southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) November 2, 2017
Feel like I need to re-evaluate my life choices after reflecting on my reaction to Trump's Twitter.— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) November 2, 2017
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
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
Trump had previously used his personal Twitter account earlier Thursday to call for the suspect in the New York City terror attack to face the death penalty, as well as backtracking from his support for sending the suspect to the Guantanamo Bay detention facility.
Updated: 8:22 p.m.