President Donald Trump's infamous Twitter account was suspended for 11 minutes on Thursday -- which he boasted was proof he's "having an impact."
The social media company blamed a customer support employee for taking the account offline on their last day on the job, and that anonymous ex-employee was hailed as a hero by many Twitter users who dread the president's rants and threats.
Trump addressed the brief outage Friday morning by boasting "word must finally be getting out" on his social media account, which has 41.7 million followers and, for better or worse, often drives news coverage.
My Twitter account was taken down for 11 minutes by a rogue employee. I guess the word must finally be getting out-and having an impact.— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1509706311.0
Other Twitter users heaped scorn on the president.
@realDonaldTrump You’re a rouge employee.— Big Mets Fan - wears mask (@Big Mets Fan - wears mask)1509706397.0
@realDonaldTrump Yes. But the impact has largely been negative and unwanted.— K. P. Chan (@K. P. Chan)1509708191.0
@realDonaldTrump 11 minutes of freedom from your divisive bullshit, that employee is a hero.— 3 if by Tweet ❄ (@3 if by Tweet ❄)1509706450.0
@realDonaldTrump And I hope that employee gets a parade.— Mistlewhoa 🍭🍬 (@Mistlewhoa 🍭🍬)1509707591.0
@realDonaldTrump It was a gift to humanity---even if it was short-lived.— Pam McDonald (@Pam McDonald)1509706775.0
@realDonaldTrump yes, the world was more peaceful for 11 minutes— Robert Born (@Robert Born)1509708183.0