Trump’s Twitter account was temporarily deactivated ‘due to human error’

President has used account since March 2009
Twitter screenshot.
Twitter screenshot.

For more than 10 minutes around 7 p.m. Thursday, President Donald Trump’s Twitter account — from which he tweets White House official statements, confronts those who displease him and announces updates to his policy agenda, disappeared.

Twitter posted a statement Thursday night:

For that brief window Thursday evening, visitors to Trump’s account were simply met with the message, “Sorry, that page doesn’t exist!”

Trump has used the account since March 2009. He has tweeted more than 36,000 times and has 41.7 million followers.

On Thursday alone, his tweets ranged from congratulating the World Series champions Houston Astros to calling on Congress to “TERMINATE” the diversity visa lottery program to announcing the nomination of Jerome Powell as the next Chairman of the Federal Reserve.

Trump was back tweeting at 8:05:

It was as if he never left.

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