According to The New York Times, via unnamed sources, the person responsible was a contract employee.
The President sent this tweet saying quote: "My Twitter account was taken down for 11 minutes by a rogue employee. I guess the word must finally be getting out - and having an impact."
My Twitter account was taken down for 11 minutes by a rogue employee. I guess the word must finally be getting out-and having an impact.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 3, 2017
People trying to follow the "Real Donald Trump" account saw the page said his account did not exist.
San Francisco-based Twitter says a customer support employee who was leaving the company is responsible.
Twitter said it has now implemented safeguards to prevent this from happening again.
They also said, "We won't be able to share all details but we take this seriously and our teams are on it."
Earlier today @realdonaldtrump’s account was inadvertently deactivated due to human error by a Twitter employee. The account was down for 11 minutes, and has since been restored. We are continuing to investigate and are taking steps to prevent this from happening again.— Twitter Government (@TwitterGov) November 3, 2017
Through our investigation 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. https://t.co/mlarOgiaRF— Twitter Government (@TwitterGov) November 3, 2017
Many took to the social media site reacting to the Presidents Twitter Disappearance.
Uh, guys? Trump's twitter is back from the upside-down. Can only imagine what it's brought back with it. May god help us all.— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) November 2, 2017
Trump's twitter account vanishing and then reappearing moments later is the best evidence yet that the events of the past 2 years are the result of warring sects of time travellers— Nfinit (@Nfinit) November 2, 2017
Trump’s Twitter was down today, JUST LIKE HIS APPROVAL RATINGS pic.twitter.com/iPEacadD1e— Impeachable Trump (@ImpeachMeBigly) November 2, 2017
I was there for the great vanishing of Donald Trump's Twitter account.— Justin Jacobs (@justinjacobs) November 2, 2017
Nov 2, 2017.
when you thought trump's twitter was deleted but then it came back within 70 seconds pic.twitter.com/xzEMayrGbH— Marissa D (@marissad415) November 2, 2017
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
Leftists were popping champagne corks for that 15 mins Trump's Twitter went down.— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) November 2, 2017
What does that tell you about their view of free speech?