Twitter employee deactivates Trump’s account on last day
An internal investigation by Twitter reveals that a rogue employee took down Donald Trump’s official account for about 11 minutes on their last day with the company. Ryan Brooks reports.
If you’re one of Donald Trump’s 42 million Twitter followers, you might be wondering why the president’s account vanished for about 11 minutes on Thursday (November 2).
Well, the social network has cracked the case.
It turns out At-Real-Donald-Trump was deactivated by a Twitter employee on their last day at the company.
Earlier in the day, Twitter came out with a message saying Tump’s account was taken down “inadvertently” by a staff member, leading to an internal investigation that pinpointed the rogue worker. And that’s all they’re saying about it.
Trump himself hasn’t commented on his brief exit from the realm social media, but he’s been very active since he came back online, talking up tax cuts, bashing Hillary Clinton and promoting his latest appearance on Fox News.