Politics | November 3, 2017 9:47 am

On Last Day, Disgruntled Twitter Employee Briefly Deactivates Trump’s Account

Though the interruption was brief, people on the social platform still reacted with shock and humor.

On Thursday night, as a last act before leaving the company, one Twitter employee reportedly deactivated President Trump’s @realDonaldTrump, CNN is reporting. During the 11 minutes the account was down—around 7 p.m. EDT—anyone who navigated to it was met with “Sorry, that page doesn’t exist!”

Initially, Twitter released a statement merely saying the account had been taken down as the result of human error. But after further investigation, the company said it was the work of a Twitter customer support employee on his or her last day.

President Trump himself acknowledged the takedown on Friday morning, alluding vaguely to the “impact”—whether he meant from his own account or from the employee’s actions is unclear.

And even though the deactivation was brief, it didn’t stop the social platform’s users—many of them left-leaning—from erupting with jokes.