President Donald Trump said Friday that his Twitter account’s brief disappearance a day earlier was proof that his message “must finally be getting out — and having an impact.”
“My Twitter account was taken down for 11 minutes by a rogue employee. I guess the word must finally be getting out-and having an impact,” the president wrote to his more than 40 million followers on his restored Twitter account Friday morning.
rump’s Twitter account — the social media with which he communicates his thoughts and feelings on an almost daily basis — went dark for a period of roughly 11 minutes Thursday just before 6 p.m. Twitter initially announced that the president’s account had been deactivated because of human error, but said in a follow-up post that an employee completing their final day with the company had purposefully deactivated the president’s account.
Twitter said it was conducting an internal review in the wake of the deactivation.
Calls for the president’s Twitter account to be suspended based on some of his more aggressive rhetoric have circulated online, although such calls have been largely limited to liberal circles and have not gained much traction.
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