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Twitter says employee deactivated Trump's account last day on the job

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President Donald Trump's Twitter account was deactivated for a total of 11 minutes Thursday evening. 

In those few minutes, those that clicked on the president's profile saw a message reading, "Sorry, that page doesn't exist!"

President Trump uses Twitter on a regular basis to set major policy agendas, voice his opinions of his critics, and connect with his core voter base.

So what happened? 

Twitter issued a statement, saying that a company employee suspended his profile on their last day on the job.

“The account was down for 11 minutes, and has since been restored,” the statement read. “We are continuing to investigate and are taking steps to prevent this from happening again.”

Two hours later, Twitter updated its statement saying that an investigation showed the deactivation “was done by a Twitter customer support employee who did this on the employee's last day.” Twitter said it would be conducting a full internal review.

President Trump has used the account since March of 2009 and has tweeted over 36,000 times, with a following of over 41.7 million people. 

The company has suspended other high-profile accounts in the past for violating its terms and conditions, but according to the Washington Post, there has not been a case where an employee has acted alone to take down the account of a well-known person such as in this instance. 

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