Trump's Twitter account briefly 'deactivated'
It said that the @realdonaldtrump account was "deactivated" by an employee, later clarifying that it was their last day in the job.
The account was down for 11 minutes, and Twitter is now investigating.
Mr Trump - who is an active Twitter user with 41.7 million followers - has not commented on the issue.
On Thursday evening, visitors to Mr Trump's page for a short time could only see a message that read "Sorry, that page doesn't exist!"
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