Twitter employee deletes Donald Trump's account on last day at work

A Twitter employee has made sure his last day of work was one to remember when deciding to delete US President Donald Trump's account.

Twitter Government tweeted Trump’s account was “inadvertently deactivated due to human error” by an employee.

Users who tried to visit Trump’s Twitter feed were met with the message, “Sorry, that page doesn’t exist”.

Trump's tweets were put on hold. Source: Getty Images

“The account was down for 11 minutes, and has since been restored,” Twitter said.

“We are continuing to investigate and are taking steps to prevent this from happening again.”

But after an investigation into the deactivation of Trump’s account, Twitter said it was no accident.

“We have learned that this was done by a Twitter customer support employee who did this on the employee’s last day,” it said.

“We are conducting a full internal review.”

However, it seems not everybody was sympathetic towards the US leader.

“You should hire the dude back with a 50% raise,” one person tweeted.

“The review is about finding the culprit who reactivated it, right?” another tweeted.

Trump is yet to tweet since his account was reactivated.

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