Photos: President Trump blasts the Twitter employee who took down his account for 11 minutes

November 3, 2017 8:35 pm

An employee at Twitter who was leaving their customer service job at the company deliberately deleted the profile of the most powerful man on the planet in a mischievous act on their last day of work.

Photo published for Twitter facing questions about security of Trump's account

President Donald Trump‘s Twitter account disappeared for 11 minutes on Thursday evening after the rogue employee at the social networking company removed the entire profile.

The sabotage took place shortly before 7 p.m. on Thursday when social media reports surfaced that the president’s personal account @realdonaldtrump was unavailable, providing the error message that the user ‘does not exist.’
After a brief investigation Twitter owned up and took responsibility for the outage.
In a tweeted statement, the company said Trump’s account was ‘inadvertently deactivated due to human error’ by one of its employees.

For a few minutes, visitors to Donald Trump's Twitter were greeted with this error message
Twitter explained two hours later that it was one of its own employees that caused the outage and followed up their initial tweet explaining it was an employee on their last day

Fuming POTUS blasts the ‘rogue employee’:

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Twitter says it has “implemented safeguards” to prevent further incidents after brief takedown of Trump‘s account:

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