Twitter employee deactivated Donald Trump’s personal account on their last day of work, the company said on Thursday, likely meaning the action was deliberate.

The move by the employee – who has not been named – meant that the president’s @realdonaldtrump account was down for 11 minutes.

During the brief period of downtime, shortly before 4 pm Pacific time (11 pm GMT), anyone going to the @realDonaldTrump Twitter page would see the message “Sorry, that page doesn’t exist!”

@realDonaldTrump page was down for 11 minutes


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

But soon after the company’s @Twittergov account posted another statement revealing the outage was due to an employee’s action on their final day in the job.

“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,” the new statement said.

The company did not immediately reply to Guardian requests to clarify the process.

The company’s first statement had already stirred some speculation on its own site that a “rogue employee” had been responsible.

Meanwhile, Twitter users took to the platform to rejoice, proving that the attacker was most likely part of a Liberal cartel intent on discrediting and derailing the President.

Well known #Antifa and Russian funded page @Trump_ton tweeted a plea to mark the day as #SilentTrumpDay