Twitter employee deactivates Donald Trump’s account for 11 minutes

CLEVELAND, Ohio — For 11 minutes Thursday, Donald Trump was cut off from his favorite form of communication.

Trump’s Twitter account was deactivated just before 7 p.m., apparently by an employee who was working a final day with the social media company.

Twitter initially said the account had been “inadvertently” deactivated because of human error.

Trump has been a member of Twitter since March 2009 and has 41.7 million followers. He has tweeted more than 36,000 times.

The outage brought quite a few responses on, what else, Twitter. Here’s a very small sample:



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