@RealDonaldTrump went silent for 11 minutes

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In this June 22, 2017, photo, President Donald Trump's Twitter page with his tweets about not recording his conversations with former FBI Director James Comey is photographed in Washington. The Trump administration’s mastery of the online world notably doesn’t extend to Spanish-language content. It never replaced the Spanish portion of the White House website; its Spanish Twitter account is peppered with English and features abundant typos; and there appears to be little outreach to a demographic that rejected Trump by an overwhelming margin. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)

A rogue Twitter employee deactivated US president Donald Trump’s account on Nov. 2. It was down for 11 minutes.

Published 11 mins ago  |  Photo by AP Photo/J. David Ake
In this June 22, 2017, photo, President Donald Trump's Twitter page with his tweets about not recording his conversations with former FBI Director James Comey is photographed in Washington. The Trump administration’s mastery of the online world notably doesn’t extend to Spanish-language content. It never replaced the Spanish portion of the White House website; its Spanish Twitter account is peppered with English and features abundant typos; and there appears to be little outreach to a demographic that rejected Trump by an overwhelming margin. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)

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The employee worked in customer support and shut down the account on his last day of work.

In this June 22, 2017, photo, President Donald Trump's Twitter page with his tweets about not recording his conversations with former FBI Director James Comey is photographed in Washington. The Trump administration’s mastery of the online world notably doesn’t extend to Spanish-language content. It never replaced the Spanish portion of the White House website; its Spanish Twitter account is peppered with English and features abundant typos; and there appears to be little outreach to a demographic that rejected Trump by an overwhelming margin. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)

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In this June 22, 2017, photo, President Donald Trump's Twitter page with his tweets about not recording his conversations with former FBI Director James Comey is photographed in Washington. The Trump administration’s mastery of the online world notably doesn’t extend to Spanish-language content. It never replaced the Spanish portion of the White House website; its Spanish Twitter account is peppered with English and features abundant typos; and there appears to be little outreach to a demographic that rejected Trump by an overwhelming margin. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)

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Once the account was reactivated, Trump briefly mentioned the incident.

In this June 22, 2017, photo, President Donald Trump's Twitter page with his tweets about not recording his conversations with former FBI Director James Comey is photographed in Washington. The Trump administration’s mastery of the online world notably doesn’t extend to Spanish-language content. It never replaced the Spanish portion of the White House website; its Spanish Twitter account is peppered with English and features abundant typos; and there appears to be little outreach to a demographic that rejected Trump by an overwhelming margin. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)

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In this June 22, 2017, photo, President Donald Trump's Twitter page with his tweets about not recording his conversations with former FBI Director James Comey is photographed in Washington. The Trump administration’s mastery of the online world notably doesn’t extend to Spanish-language content. It never replaced the Spanish portion of the White House website; its Spanish Twitter account is peppered with English and features abundant typos; and there appears to be little outreach to a demographic that rejected Trump by an overwhelming margin. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)

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Then Trump resumed his regular tweeting.

In this June 22, 2017, photo, President Donald Trump's Twitter page with his tweets about not recording his conversations with former FBI Director James Comey is photographed in Washington. The Trump administration’s mastery of the online world notably doesn’t extend to Spanish-language content. It never replaced the Spanish portion of the White House website; its Spanish Twitter account is peppered with English and features abundant typos; and there appears to be little outreach to a demographic that rejected Trump by an overwhelming margin. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)

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In this June 22, 2017, photo, President Donald Trump's Twitter page with his tweets about not recording his conversations with former FBI Director James Comey is photographed in Washington. The Trump administration’s mastery of the online world notably doesn’t extend to Spanish-language content. It never replaced the Spanish portion of the White House website; its Spanish Twitter account is peppered with English and features abundant typos; and there appears to be little outreach to a demographic that rejected Trump by an overwhelming margin. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)

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Meanwhile, some Twitter users praised the mysterious employee for giving the world a brief respite.

In this June 22, 2017, photo, President Donald Trump's Twitter page with his tweets about not recording his conversations with former FBI Director James Comey is photographed in Washington. The Trump administration’s mastery of the online world notably doesn’t extend to Spanish-language content. It never replaced the Spanish portion of the White House website; its Spanish Twitter account is peppered with English and features abundant typos; and there appears to be little outreach to a demographic that rejected Trump by an overwhelming margin. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)

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