Trump responds to 'rogue' Twitter employee who took his account down for 11 minutes

President Donald Trump responded to the "rogue" Twitter employee who took down his account for 11 minutes at approximately 7 p.m. on Thursday evening.

"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," Trump tweeted.

Twitter initially said Trump's account had been taken down "inadvertently," but then followed up hours later saying it was done by a "customer support employee who did this on the employee's last day of work," suggesting a stunt pulled by an employee.

Trump has wielded his Twitter account with over 41 million followers in a way no president, and perhaps no person ever has before.

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Trump has made incredibly personal attacks on his enemies' appearance using the website, and has engaged in nuclear brinkmanship with North Korea on the platform.

Lately, Trump used Twitter to call for New York City terror attack suspect Sayfullo Saipov to be executed.

While Twitter does have rules against inciting violence on the platform, they have been applied unevenly. Currently Roger Stone, a longtime Republican strategist and an informal adviser to President Donald Trump, plans to sue Twitter over suspending his account after he attacked CNN personalities

"It's funny people on twitter threaten to kill me, my wife , my children and even my dogs but they are not banned," Stone said of his suspension.

After the wave of accusations of sexual misconduct against Harvey Weinstein surfaced, Twitter made the deeply unpopular decision to suspend the Twitter account of Rose McGowan after she accused Ben Affleck of lying about his knowledge of Weinstein's acts

RELATED: Notable Trump travels of 2017

Notable Trump travels of 2017
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Notable Trump travels of 2017

Saudi Arabia

Kicking off President Trump's first lengthy international trip, the president and first lady were in Saudi Arabia May 20-22.

Saudi Arabia

Melania Trump spent time with children during their Saudi Arabia visit.


The Trumps then traveled to Israel from May 22-23.

The Vatican

The president met with Pope Francis and other Vatican officials on May 23-24.


Trump spent two days in Belgium from May 24-25 for the NATO summit.

Taormina, Sicily

Trump then arrived in Taormina where the G7 summit was being held.

Hamburg, Germany

On July July 6-8, President Trump spent time in Hamburg where he partook in bilateral meetings with other world leaders.

Paris, France

The president and first lady traveled to Paris on July 13-14, celebrating Bastille Day with French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife.

Houston, Texas

President Trump and first lady Melania Trump traveled to Texas twice in late August and early September in the aftermath of the devastating hurricane.

Naples, Florida

The first couple traveled to Naples, Florida on Sept. 14 in the aftermath of the devastating hurricane.

Toronto, Canada

First lady Melania Trump traveled to Canada in September to mark the Invictus Games.

Puerto Rico

The first couple also traveled to Puerto Rico in the aftermath of the devastating hurricane on Oct. 3.

Las Vegas

The Trumps also visited Las Vegas on Oct. 4 after the deadly Las Vegas massacre left 58 dead.

More than anything other out-of-Washington D.C. location, President Trump has traveled to a golf course a running 72 times since Inauguration Day.


Business Insider's Alexei Oreskovic called the outgoing Twitter employee's move a "glaring security issue," pointing out that the employee could have tweeted a declaration of war against North Korea from an account that the White House maintains is an official channel of the president.

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