Twitter employee deactivates Trump’s account on last day of work

Photo of President Donald Trump's Twitter page taken Nov. 3, 2017 | Photo by Kimberly Scott, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — President Donald Trump’s Twitter account was briefly deactivated Thursday by a Twitter customer support worker who was on his or her last day on the job.

Just before 7 p.m. Thursday, the president’s personal account – @realdonaldtrump – was unavailable, showing an error message that the user “does not exist.”

In a tweeted statement, Twitter said Trump’s account was “inadvertently deactivated due to human error by a Twitter employee.”

The account was down for 11 minutes before being restored, the social media company reported.

Only after further review, the social media company said it had learned the deactivation “was done by a Twitter customer support employee who did this on the employee’s last day” and that the company would be conducting a full internal review.

Twitter posted the following update Thursday:

Trump also tweeted Thursday about the deactivation of his account:

Although, the president did not clarify what “word” was getting out.

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4 Comments

  • DRT November 4, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    LMAO! Now why do I get the feeling that this former employee is going to have a bit of a tough time in finding a job? Particularly if he is seeking federal employment.

    • knobe November 4, 2017 at 8:35 pm

      Someone in evolving tech would take a pay Cut to work for the feds ?
      Bwaaaaa Hahahahaaaaa . . . more hilarity . . . so funny you are !
      He will probably earn double at his next gig . . .
      move into the 6 figures at least just for quieting blabber mouth for a day .

  • knobe November 4, 2017 at 8:31 pm

    Bwaaaaaa Hahahahahaaaaa –
    Hundreds of staffers have tried to get the oaf to be more presidential & get off the teen twitter tool . . .
    The a civilian moving on to new adventures gives the nation a rest . . . altho only for a day !
    So it is back to the ninny advertising that daddy ‘bought’ his education !
    Bwaaaaaa Hhahahahahahahahahaaaaa

  • .... November 5, 2017 at 3:21 am

    Yawwwwwwwwwn

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