ISIS Claims Responsibility After Donald Trumps Twitter Gets Terminated

NOOOOOOOO! ISIS WINS! They took the most powerful tool in the US. Yes, I am kidding but at the same time as a non invested politic guy this Twitter account getting retweeted is where I get most of my news.

According to Variety: President Donald Trump’s Twitter account, @realDonaldTrump, was deleted on Thursday afternoon.

The account, which boasts 41 million followers, was down at about 3:50 p.m. PT on Thursday, and returned by 4:00 p.m. PT. It’s currently unclear why the account was unavailable. But now ISIS has said they took it down.

Variety has reached out to Twitter for clarification.

Trump had tweeted as recently as 3:35 p.m. PT, sharing a video of him formally nominating Jerome Powell as Chairman of the Federal Reserve.

The President had recently drawn ire for his tweets about the Manhattan terror attack. He tweeted on Wednesday that Sayfullo Saipov, the man charged with two terrorism counts in the shooting, “should get the death penalty.” Experts told NBC News that his tweets could make it harder for prosecutors in the case against Saipov.

In the past, campaigns have been launched for Twitter to take action against Trump’s account for apparently violating its rules. Twitter was forced to comment on the backlash in September, after Trump tweeted, “Just heard Foreign Minister of North Korea speak at U.N. If he echoes thoughts of Little Rocket Man, they won’t be around much longer!”

“Among the considerations is ‘newsworthiness’ and whether a tweet is of public interest,” the policy team wrote in a statement at the time. “This has long been internal policy and we’ll soon update our public-facing rules to reflect this.”

The official @POTUS account, which mostly consists of retweets from @realDonaldTrump, was unaffected.