Trump’s last tweet before 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 was deleted down by a Twitter employee. That’s when the partying started.
What. Donald Trump's Twitter account, @realDonaldTrump, has gone. pic.twitter.com/EUNHvfXHhn— Jamie Ross (@JamieRoss7) November 2, 2017
WE’RE FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!— demi adejuyigbe (@electrolemon) November 2, 2017
Donald Trump Duck's twitter is gone pic.twitter.com/pX7CHZtYcn— taryn (@livorleave) November 2, 2017
Those 120 seconds where Donald Trump’s twitter account was gone is as close as you or I will ever get to heaven, baby— marcos sahm (@unclesahm) November 2, 2017
Trump's Twitter was gone for 5 minutes and the entire world was all.. pic.twitter.com/5WleRGvXeQ— Wasabi (@wasabi) November 2, 2017
POLL: Why is Trump's twitter account gone?— Rowan Kaiser (@RowanKaiser) November 2, 2017
Trump's twitter account was gone for 10 minutes. I bet Mueller was backing it up as exhibit A.— Ed Krassenstein (@EdKrassen) November 2, 2017
Dang. That was the best five minutes of the year.— Gina Dalfonzo (@ginadalfonzo) November 2, 2017
I think we just came together as a nation for 23 seconds.— Madeline Hill (@mad_hill) November 2, 2017
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 error by a Twitter employee,” which was later explained as a rogue employee on their last day.
I hope someone makes a movie someday about that minute the whole world was happy.— Aaron Durand (@everydaydude) November 2, 2017
Where were you when you heard that Trump's twitter account had been deleted?— Jeet Heer (@HeerJeet) November 2, 2017
“Trump’s Twitter never went down...” pic.twitter.com/faIWuBRN9B— TrivWorks (@TrivWorks) November 2, 2017
- This article originally appeared on HuffPost.