President of the United States of America, Donald Trump temporarily lost his Twitter account today after a Twitter employee deactivated it.

The account had been down for about 11 minutes, and the company admitted in a tweet that an employee had done the deed “inadvertently.”

“Earlier today @realdonaldtrump’s account was inadvertently deactivated due to human error by a Twitter employee,” the company said in a tweet.

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“We are continuing to investigate and are taking steps to prevent this from happening again,” it added.

The official @POTUS account – which mostly includes retweets from the @realDonaldTrump account – was unaffected.

Trump has over 41 million followers on his Twitter account, which has been a topic of controversy over the reckless manner of his tweets.

He has been actively using the social media platform to promote his policies and also attack his political opponents both during the presidential campaign in 2016 and since taking office in January.