During a momentary glitch Thursday evening, President Donald Trump's Twitter account disappeared for three minutes.
Uh guys? Did trump get kicked off of twitter? https://t.co/4AXTqVLD7S— 🎅🏿Imani Gandy Cane🎅🏿 (@🎅🏿Imani Gandy Cane🎅🏿)1509663611.0
As with many glitches in social media, the account reappeared quickly, but the possibility turned the internet into a freakout on both sides of the aisle. In one corner of New York, a digital media reporter raced for a tie and a razor ready to run into his newsroom.
While accounts of how long it was offline vary from 70 seconds to three minutes, it was eventually restored. However, it appeared to have significantly fewer followers.
Twitter must be fixing their algorithms to fight bots. Trump’s Twitter looks way more acurate now. https://t.co/CupWcn1KEJ— please don't, I'm exhausted. (@please don't, I'm exhausted.)1509664215.0
The entire ordeal prompted the internet to mock the situation or dream of a world in which Trump's Twitter account didn't exist.
Here are a few of the best:
Feel like I need to re-evaluate my life choices after reflecting on my reaction to Trump's Twitter.— Kyle Griffin (@Kyle Griffin)1509664102.0
@kylegriffin1 i had pants on, grabbed a tie, and was starting to shave, about to head into work. oooof.— Brian Stelter (@Brian Stelter)1509664257.0
@brianstelter 2 seconds from throwing out half our rundown...— Kyle Griffin (@Kyle Griffin)1509664330.0
I was there for the great vanishing of Donald Trump's Twitter account. Nov 2, 2017.— Justin Jacobs (@Justin Jacobs)1509663828.0
For the briefest of moments, Donald Trump's twitter was deactivated. And there was rejoicing. Then it was reactivated, and we despaired.— Rob M. | Tokkan (@Rob M. | Tokkan)1509663807.0
The greatest trick Donald Trump's twitter account ever pulled was making us all hope that it didn't exist.— Laurie Crosswell (@Laurie Crosswell)1509663767.0
Trump's twitter account vanishing and then reappearing moments later is the best evidence yet that the events of th… https://t.co/t3u1SQAecU— Nfinit (@Nfinit)1509663825.0
For a brief moment Trump’s twitter was down & outside my window white nationalists were paying reparations to black people. Then I awoke.— Clint Smith (@Clint Smith)1509664543.0
If only for a moment, everything seemed better. Never forget 6:58 ET The minute Trump’s Twitter was somehow dow… https://t.co/JhEnQg0QX2— Karlee Kanz Four Seasons (@Karlee Kanz Four Seasons)1509663949.0
Trump's Twitter is down. Now he can finally dig into the details of tax reform and healthcare, like he always wanted to.— Fredrick Soukup (@Fredrick Soukup)1509663806.0
Trump's Twitter account is gone. Please say that the FBI stormed the WH, deleted his Twitter account, & then quietly left the building.— Don't Leave Blank (@Don't Leave Blank)1509663419.0
If Trump's Twitter account did in fact get deleted, that would be the first bit of good news we've gotten in a while.— Bilge Ebiri (@Bilge Ebiri)1509663446.0
An oral history of the three minutes Trump's Twitter didn't exist— Paul Blumenthal (@Paul Blumenthal)1509663785.0
Where were you when you heard that Trump's twitter account had been deleted?— Jeet Heer (@Jeet Heer)1509663529.0
Trump's Twitter going down was part of Melania's anti-bullying campaign. Then he bullied her to turn it back on.— Sore Loser Trump (@Sore Loser Trump)1509664661.0