Donald Trump's Twitter hilariously deleted by Twitter employee on their last day
Donald Trump briefly lost 41.7 million followers last night in a bizarre Twitter incident.
If there's one thing worse than Donald Trump, it's Donald Trump's personal Twitter account.
As though he doesn't have a country to run, Trump seems to churn out a relentless stream of drivel.
Obama is, without question, the WORST EVER president. I predict he will now do something really bad and totally stupid to show manhood!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 6, 2014
After Friday’s Twilight release, I hope Robert Pattinson will not be seen in public with Kristen--she will cheat on him again!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 13, 2012
So we'd all be lying if we said we hadn't dreamed of the sweet release of his account being taken down. And for 11 minutes at 11pm on Thursday night, all of our dreams came true.
At around 4pm pacific time, Donald Trump's account was suspended, meaning that when you searched for his usual handle @realDonaldTrump, you were met with the following page:
The outage led to a wealth of speculation, including people wondering whether Trump's repeated use of xenophobic and anti-Trans slurs had finally led to his removal from the site.
After 11 minutes the company released the following statement, which hardly answered anyone's questions.
“The account was down for 11 minutes, and has since been restored. We are continuing to investigate and are taking steps to prevent this from happening again”
However, after further investigation, it was revealed that a rogue Twitter employee had DELETED Trump's account because it was their last day and why the fuck not.
Not all heroes wear capes.
Earlier today @realdonaldtrump’s account was inadvertently deactivated due to human error by a Twitter employee. The account was down for 11 minutes, and has since been restored. We are continuing to investigate and are taking steps to prevent this from happening again.— Twitter Government (@TwitterGov) November 3, 2017
Who knew the key to silencing one of the world's most abhorrent accounts lay in the meagre hands of one truly fed up customer services employee.
The unnamed employee has now achieved legend status amongst many of Twitters' users:
I haven't been able to think about anything except my love for the ex Twitter employee who deleted Donald Trump's Twitter account for hours.— Katrina Bleckley (@katrinableckley) November 3, 2017
Whoever disabled Donald Trump's Twitter account shouldn't be sacked. They should be promoted.— Chris Ward (@yorker129_7) November 3, 2017
Someone out there is about to put "deleted Donald Trump's twitter account" on their resume...— Krysti Wilkinson (@krystiwithakay) November 3, 2017
Donald Trump's twitter disappearing for 9 seconds is the greatest liberal victory of the past 5 years.— Rhys James (@rhysjamesy) November 2, 2017
You mean a Twitter hero.— Helena (@thelastpinkcar) November 3, 2017
Donald Trump himself has yet to comment on the situation... maybe he's embracing the Twitter-imposed silence.
We can live in hope, right?