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

Key Points
  • 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.

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

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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.

Twitter later said a customer support employee had deactivated the account on the employee's last day with the company.

Twitter may have been upset, but the twittersphere was in an uproar of approval.

Here's a sampling:

After Trump acknowledged the deactivation Friday, he resumed his assault on "crooked Hillary & the Dems" five minutes later.