Twitter Employee Temporarily Deactivates Trump’s Twitter Account On Last Day of Work
We’ve heard of people leaving their jobs and going out with a bang, but how often does that bang have a direct impact on the leader of the free world?
Yesterday around 4pm PST, one rogue employee at Twitter felt that rush when they intentionally shut down Donald Trump’s Twitter account, and for 11 peaceful minutes, people searching for the president’s profile saw this:
In those 11 minutes, as Twitter officials scurried to figure out what had happened, stating that “the account had been inadvertently deactivated due to human error by a Twitter employee,” U.S. citizens felt that much safer from the threat of nuclear war with North Korea.
Eventually the account was fully restored and Twitter released a new statement announcing that the accounts disappearance was indeed no accident.
“Through our investigation we have learned that this was done by a Twitter customer support employee who did this on the employee’s last day. We are conducting a full internal review,” they announced in the new statement.
While @realDonaldTrump is back up and running again, the rogue employee, who hasn’t been named, is officially gone, but definitely not forgotten. All over the internet, people are expressing their congratulations and admiration for the unnamed “hero.”
Not all heroes wear capes. https://t.co/8hchNECGaA— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) November 3, 2017
The twitter employee leaving work today pic.twitter.com/SRuZNSXKxV— Jason Duval (@bebe_chien) November 3, 2017
Kudos to the @twitter customer support employee who deactivated Trump’s twitter account on his last work day.— ALT-Immigration ? (@ALT_uscis) November 3, 2017
You sir are my hero.
Whoever disabled Donald Trump's Twitter account shouldn't be sacked. They should be promoted.— Chris Ward (@yorker129_7) November 3, 2017
I’m saving this picture of Trump's Twitter account as a reminder that anything can happen with anyone no matter how big you are!! pic.twitter.com/09fpkODtM8— Mrigank Tyagi (@TheMrigankTyagi) November 3, 2017
I'll never forget where I was. I was in bread aisle. Suddenly the bread looked fresher, softer—in its own way, the bread looked hopeful.— Manic Deep Russian (@Somniferously) November 3, 2017
Whoever deleted Donald Trump’s Twitter should never need to buy a drink in any bar anywhere!!!— Craig Armsworth (@clutchcraig) November 3, 2017
So thank you, mystery Twitter employee. Your actions were risky and brave, but it’s because of you that for 11 brief minutes, the world felt just that much more sane. You da real MVP.