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'Compromised' McDonald's Twitter account launches virtual attack on Trump

16th March 2017
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With over 151,000 followers @McDonaldsCorp today shocked the Twittersphere with a tweet which has since been deleted.

The tweet, which was also pinned to the account's profile, read: "@realDonaldTrump You are actually a disgusting excuse of a President and we would love to have @BarackObama back, also you have tiny hands." 

 

The tweet is understood to have been posted after the account was compromised. At 2:22pm GMT, @McDonaldsCorp sent out a follow-up tweet:

The question remains, however, of why it took over an hour for McDonald's to address the tweet and why there was no apology, with many calling on Trump supporters to instead order their fast-food from Burger King.

Others however praised McDonald's, with one verified Twitter user asking the account to republish the tweet:

The tweet did raise speculation around the hacker´s motivations, with news sources quickly pointing out that the current Chief Communications Officer for the fast-food chain restaurant served in the first term of the Obama Administrastion as White House Press Secretary, as well as playing various roles in other presidential campaigns.

It also raises the question of where Donald Trump will now buy his burgers from, with the Preisdent being a long-time fan of a McDonald's burger.

Celebrating 1237! #Trump2016

A post shared by Donald J. Trump (@realdonaldtrump) on

 

Lead image by Rochelle Hartman.




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