A Twitter employee yesterday took down Donald Trump’s twitter account. The firm said that it was the employee’s last day with the firm. US President Donald Trump’s famous Twitter account temporarily vanished on Thursday evening — with the social media company faulting “human error by a Twitter employee.”
Visitors to @realDonaldTrump around 7.00 pm local were welcomed with the message “Sorry, that page doesn’t exist!”
“Earlier today @realDonaldTrump’s account was involuntarily disabled owing to human error by a Twitter employee. The account was down for 11 minutes, and has since been reinstated,” the official Twitter Government account said.
“We are continuing to look into and are taking steps to stop this from happening again.”
The outspoken US president has 41.7 million followers on his personal Twitter account, from which he blasts his most contentious and attention-grabbing comments — often in the form of early morning “tweetstorms.”
Trump’s official White House account, @POTUS, which has 20.9 million followers, was apparently not affected. Trump did not tweet about his account’s vanishing act, but after it was restored made a post about his party’s tax plan.