Praise for the Twitter employee came from vocal Trump critic Ted Lieu, a Democratic member of Congress, who tweeted: "Dear Twitter employee who shut down Trump's Twitter: You made America feel better for 11 minutes".
"Earlier today @realdonaldtrump's account was inadvertently deactivated due to human error by a Twitter employee", the company tweeted.
Trump has not commented on the 11 minutes his account was gone, instead weighing in on former interim Democratic National Committee chairwoman Donna Brazile's claim that Hillary Clinton rigged the Democratic presidential primary race against Sen.
This morning we learned from Twitter that an employee on their last day with the company actually did delete Trump's account.
When one of Trump's 41 million Twitter followers (or anyone else) went to his account, they just saw a message that said "Sorry, that page doesn't exist!" The account was restored by 7:03 p.m.
Trump responded to the outage Friday in the most Trumpian fashion.
But quite a few Twitter users admitted they would never forget the "minutes of peace" they had while Trump was offline.
After investigating the incident, Twitter administration figured out exactly what happened.
The company has suspended other high-profile accounts in the past for violating its terms and conditions. In an interview with Maria Bartiromo of Fox Business Network last month, Trump credited his use of social media as among the reasons he was elected. Dorsey said in a tweet that the suspension was "an internal mistake". "If an ordinary citizen tweeted some of what he tweeted, I would think some of them would be taken down".
In 2013, hackers took control of the main account for the Associated Press and tweeted that explosions at the White House had injured then-President Barack Obama, causing stocks to briefly plunge.
He added: "Seriously, what if this person had tweeted about a fictional nuclear strike on North Korea?"