Trump makes light of his Twitter account going dark briefly

NATION-NOW     Who disabled Trump’s personal account? A Twitter employee on their last day     
       Trump's Twitter went down. And people lost

But the outage also sparked discussion of the security of Trump's account.

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

A spokesman for the White House did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Twitter initially said the account was deactivated "due to human error by a Twitter employee" but later said an investigation had revealed it was done by a customer support employee who did it on their last day.

But the company did not provide a reason for the employee's actions but said it is taking measures to ensure similar incidents could not occur.

Thomas jobless rate jumps to 6.3% in October
US labor reports for October were released Friday, and the numbers were slightly better than what was initially expected. The agency said the number of full-time positions swelled by 88,700, while part-time employment dropped by 53,400 jobs.

There is so much tomfoolery, fake news, and just plain meanness that emanates from Trump's Twitter feed, many of Trump's supporters and enemies have attempted to curb his addiction to his favorite social media platform. "What if they instead had tweeted fake messages?"

He added: "Seriously, what if this person had tweeted about a fictional nuclear strike on North Korea?" The account was unreachable for 11 minutes.

Trump has tweeted 14 times (so far) since waking up Friday morning with his account fully operational.

But the temporary disappearance of the account ─ and the glee this prompted among the president's detractors ─ drew fire from others. Disciplinary and preventive measures from Twitter, FBI and NSA are not reported. Trump did not react to the temporary account removal until almost 12 hours later.

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