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Something weird happened – or, didn’t happen – on the internet Wednesday.

President Donald Trump did not post. For more than 24 hours, from late Tuesday until Thursday morning, his Twitter fell silent.

The last time his account took off a full calendar date looks to have been October 6 of last year, so 117 days ago.

His tweet Tuesday – a prompt to watch the State of the Union – landed at 9 p.m. But like the one before that, from 3:12 p.m. on Monday, January 29, it was probably dialed up by a staffer. Both contain official, whitehouse.gov video clips.

Go back further still, to January 28, and the mystery deepens.

Trump appeared to tweet twice from his account on Sunday morning, at almost precisely the same time, but in what read like two different voices – Trump’s and someone trying to sound like him.

In the first of two 8:18 a.m. posts, Trump jabbed at rapper Jay-Z, who’d been critical of him on CNN’s “The Van Jones Show” the day before:

Fewer than 60 seconds later (literally one second, actually, according to the Trump Twitter Archive), an uncannily grammatically astute “Trump” added this economic assessment:

So, what was going on? Was the President too busy bathing in not-awful reviews of his Tuesday night address? Was he pacing the Oval Office, trying to decide whether to “release the memo”?

Perhaps he’s trying to make sense of this?

Or wondering how this got out?

Or maybe … maybe it’s nothing.

You know what? Never mind.

He was back at tweeting Thursday morning.

This story has been updated.