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Exiting employee shut up Donald Trump

by on03 November 2017

Not for long but it was worth it

For 11 minutes a Twitter employee managed to do something that no-one has managed for nearly two years – get Donald Trump to shut up.

The employee was on his last day and on his way out did what many would like to do – he or she turned off Trump's Twitter account.

For 11 glorious minutes, the world failed to hear Trump’s knee-jerk views and out-of-touch platitudes. It was as if he was not there and you could practically hear the IQ of the world increasing by the second.

Trump has 41.7 million followers on Twitter and has made extensive use of it to send messages attacking his opponents and promoting his policies, both during the 2016 presidential campaign and since taking office in January.

“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”, Twitter said in a tweet.

“We are continuing to investigate and are taking steps to prevent this from happening again”, the company said in an earlier tweet.

In his first tweet after Thursday’s outage, Trump wrote: “Great Tax Cut rollout today. The lobbyists are storming Capital Hill, but the Republicans will hold strong and do what is right for America!”

The temporary deletion of the Trump account sparked a flood of criticism on Twitter itself as white American males rushed to support their President’s right to open his mouth and let the wind blow his tongue around.

Last modified on 03 November 2017
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