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Trump tweets on account deactivation: 'The word must finally be getting out—and having an impact'

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  • President Trump tweets on the 11-minute deactivation of his account.
  • "I guess the word must finally be getting out-and having an impact," he says.
  • Twitter says an employee on the last day of work shut down the account.
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Trump tweets on Twitter account deactivation

President Donald Trump tweeted early Friday on the 11-minute deactivation of his account by a Twitter customer service worker on the employee's last day at work.

"I guess the word must finally be getting out-and having an impact," the president tweeted.

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.

Twitter said Thursday night that Trump's personal account had been deactivated.

The company later sent out a tweet from its Twitter Government team saying the account had been restored.

"We are continuing to investigate and are taking steps to prevent this from happening again," the tweet said.