Trump’s Twitter account disappeared, restored after brief interruption

Washington: President Donald Trump’s Twitter account appeared to briefly disappear, but is now back up and running.

Shortly before 7 pm (local time) yesterday, social media reports surfaced that the president’s personal account, @RealDonaldTrump, was unavailable, providing the error message that the user “does not exist.” The account was restored by 7:03 pm.

It is not clear what caused the outage, which appeared to last under 10 minutes.

Spokespeople for the White House and Twitter did not immediately respond to requests for comment.