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The Twitter account of Sean Hannity seems to be deactivated, briefly after his painful on-air U-turn over the reported attempt of Donald Trump to dismiss special counsel Robert Mueller.
Some users who were attempting to access the feed of the Fox News host on Saturday were informed: ”Sorry, that page does not exist.”
The reason for the disappearance of the verified account was not clear. After several hours, it was restored although originally with lower than 320 followers.
Mr Hannity had experienced a blast of ridicule regarding the U-turn on his show last Thursday.
The presenter is one of the most loyal supporters of Mr Trump. He initially suggested that a story that was reporting that the President tried to dismiss Mr Mueller from the Russia probe was not true.
“At this hour the New York Times is trying to distract you,” insisted Hannity. “They say Trump tried to fire Mueller, but our sources aren’t confirming that.”
A few minutes later, he took back his claim, informing the viewers: “All right, so we have sources tonight just confirming to Ed Henry that, maybe, yeah, Donald Trump wanted to fire the special counsel for conflict. Does he not have the right to raise those questions?”
President Trump has denied attempting to fire the special counsel, who is investigating allegations that Russia influenced the presidential election and plotted with the campaign of the Republicans. Taling at the World Economic Forum that was in Davos, the President dubbed the story as “fake news.”
Some users on Twitter suggested that Mr Hannity may have deactivated his account to avoid online mockery over his U-turn.
“I guess that snowflake melted from the heat of ridicule he brought on himself,” one user suggested.
The account of Mr Hannity disappeared hours after he posted a tweet reading: “Form Submission 1649.”
It was not clear what the said post meant. However, some Twitter users joked that the anchor of Fox News might have been trying to send a coded message regarding ‘deep state’ conspiracy theories.