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Trump Makes Light of His Twitter Account Briefly Going Dark

  • Associated Press

A portion of President Donald Trump's Twitter page.

President Donald Trump is making light of his Twitter account going dark for a few minutes this week.

Twitter has reported that a customer support worker was on his or her last day on the job and deactivated Trump's account briefly Thursday evening.

Early Friday, Trump 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.''

The San Francisco-based social media company says it's conducting a "full internal review" and taking steps to prevent it from happening again.

Trump uses his account - which has more than 41 million followers - as a mouthpiece for the U.S. presidency. He posted a series of tweets Friday morning before taking off for a trip to Asia.