'Give them a raise': Twitter users celebrate employee who briefly silenced @realDonaldTrump

'Give them a raise': Twitter users celebrate employee who briefly silenced @realDonaldTrump
President Donald Trump’s Twitter account briefly disappeared thanks to the last act of a rogue employee on their final day at work. News of Trump’s erasure was met with shock, confusion and celebration.

While not everyone appreciated the efforts of Trump’s silencer, grateful tweeters called for the mystery Twitter employee to be rewarded with everything ranging from his own private island to a knighthood – the Nobel Peace Prize was even suggested.

Trump’s account was down for 11 minutes, during which time people attempting to view his page were met with a message reading, “@realdonaldtrump does not exist.”

Twitter originally said it was due to “human error,” later specifying it was the deliberate work of an employee.

"We have learned that this was done by a Twitter customer-support employee who did this on the employee's last day. We are conducting a full internal review," Twitter said in a tweet.

Of course, not everyone was pleased by the temporary Trump-shaped hole in the Twitterverse. Some fans called out the employee for impeding free speech.

Trump’s reaction to the removal, once he was reinstated, was a mysterious one, prompting many to make fun of his comment.

Since being reinstated, Trump found time to tweet an apparent racial slur at US Senator Elizabeth Warren, calling her Pocahontas, a term he uses as an insult because he doesn’t believe the Senator has Native American heritage. This sparked further calls for the president’s account to be suspended.