U.S. Markets closed

Twitter Goes Berserk As @RealDonaldTrump Account Goes Down

PresidentDonald Trump’s Twitter account@RealDonaldTrumpmysteriously vanished Thursday night — and Twitter’s universe of critics exploded.

Trump’s last tweetbefore his account went down was a video of himself nominating Jerome Powell to be chairman of the Federal Reserve. The account vanished shortly before 7 p.m. EDT for several minutes with the message: “Sorry, that page doesn’t exist!” All 36,300 tweets disappeared. Turns out the account wasdeleted down by a Twitter employee. That’s when the partying started.

Critics have argued that some of the president’s tweets, such as warning that North Korea’s leaders “might not be around much longer,” violate Twitter’s rules, and that his account should be suspended. While some were speculating that Twitter may have taken action to shut down the account, @RealDonaldTrump was suddenly back online. The outage was initially blamed on“human errorby a Twitter employee,” which was later explained as a rogue employee on their last day. 

Related Coverage

Trump's Tweets A Distraction, GOP Senator Says -- As Trump Tweets Another Doozy

Trump Ally Roger Stone Suspended From Twitter After Vicious Attacks On CNN Journalists

 

 

 

This article originally appeared on HuffPost.