Trump’s Twitter Was Down For A Moment & The Internet Cried Tears Of Joy
For a short period of time Wednesday evening, Donald Trump's Twitter account was down, and the entire site had something to say about it.
It started just before 7 p.m., and according to varying reports, lasted anywhere from one to seven minutes. The reason that the account was temporarily inaccessible is not immediately clear, but for those fleeting moments, many users jumped at the chance to reflect on several minutes of guaranteed calm.
The president's personal Twitter account has become a media sensation since the time of his presidential candidacy. Already an active user before officially stepping into politics, Trump's tweets have made headlines on a weekly — and sometimes daily — basis since he took office. Through Twitter, he has announced policy shifts, complained about late-night comedy shows, and started a litany of political feuds.
Some of his Twitter "Greatest Hits," so to speak, include taunting North Korean leader Kim Jong Un with the nickname "Little Rocket Man," his famed "covfefe" typo, and more recently, calling for the death penalty to be used on the suspect accused of driving a truck into a bike path in New York on Tuesday.
Indeed, Trump's Twitter account has probably garnered more attention than that of any other politician in the website's history. And given a glimpse of Twitter without Donald Trump, users ran with the fantasy.
it's back now. that was an exhilarating 18 seconds— Hippo (@InternetHippo) November 2, 2017
What If Trump Pivoted To Snapchat
TRUMP: I'm on Snapchat now bitches! pic.twitter.com/1k282ugF1W— Jeremy Newberger (@jeremynewberger) November 2, 2017
For three minutes Donald Trump's twitter account disappeared and my soul was thisclose to rejuvenating before I started dying inside again.— Danielle Campoamor (@DCampoamor) November 2, 2017
"A Tale Of 2017"
Where were you when Trump’s Twitter account vanished then reappeared? A tale of 2017. https://t.co/hklQGelJk2— Ali Vitali (@alivitali) November 2, 2017
Where Were You When It Happened?
Where were you when you heard that Trump's twitter account had been deleted?— Jeet Heer (@HeerJeet) November 2, 2017
I survived the Trump twitter outage— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) November 2, 2017
November 2, 2017
6:58PM to 7:04PM #neverforget
Everything Seemed Better
If only for a moment, everything seemed better.— Karlee (@KarleeKanz) November 2, 2017
Never forget 6:58 ET
The minute Trump’s Twitter was somehow down. pic.twitter.com/4OkIm1kOFO
What If It Was The FBI?
Trump's Twitter account is gone. Please say that the FBI stormed the WH, deleted his Twitter account, & then quietly left the building.— Don't Leave Blank (@WTFisGoingOnDon) November 2, 2017
10 Minutes Of Peace
We’ll all remember where we were during the 10 minutes of peace while Donald Trump’s Twitter account was down.— Mike Drucker (@MikeDrucker) November 2, 2017
Happiest Time Of My Year
@jack I need to very seriously tell you that the 70 seconds that Trump's twitter account went away were the happiest 70 seconds of my year.— Cabel Sasser (@cabel) November 2, 2017
When The News Spread
me hearing someone say donald trump's twitter account is down: pic.twitter.com/kE2CjsNycD— Monica Patel (@monicapatel917) November 2, 2017
Most Popular Thing He Could Do
Polls suggest deleting his Twitter is like the most popular thing Trump could do other than require background checks on all gun purchases— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) November 2, 2017
Trump's Twitter Password
It's gonna turn out that Trump's twitter password was "obamasucks" or some shit and some dude logged on and deactivated him— yaya (@YayaSucks) November 2, 2017
From Joy To Despair
For the briefest of moments, Donald Trump's twitter was deactivated. And there was rejoicing. Then it was reactivated, and we despaired.— Rob M. | Tokkan (@tokkanram) November 2, 2017
Trump's Twitter was quickly restored, but given the traffic his account must receive, it's unsurprising that the news spread as rapidly as it did. Many were dumbfounded, but despite the confusion, were also overjoyed. If one thing was learned from this incident, it was that his tweets will continue to make headlines, even in the event that they temporarily do not exist.