For 11 minutes, @realDonaldTrump wasn’t real.
Thursday evening, President Trump’s personal Twitter account vanished, sending the internet into high-alert and drawing added attention to the sudden disappearance. In response, comedian Patton Oswalt took a page out of the Halloween franchise, tweeting, “(Dr. Loomis voice): He’s gone! The evil is gone!”
But not gone for good, Oswalt; the account reappeared 11 minutes later. This spurned even more reactions from Twitter, including references to Stranger Things 2.
“Uh, guys? Trump’s twitter is back from the upside-down,” tweeted New York Post editor Seth Mandel. “Can only imagine what it’s brought back with it. May god help us all.”
Just over an hour after the president’s account was restored, Twitter revealed that it had been “inadvertently deactivated due to human error by a Twitter employee.”
See some of the best reactions below.