Thursday, 22 June, 2017

McDonald's Twitter account hacked with anti-Trump rhetoric

McDonald's Twitter feed insults President Trump McDonald's confirms on Twitter that Trump has tiny hands
Juana Turner | 18 March, 2017, 01:01

President Donald Trump is a vocal fan of McDonald's, and in June posted a Twitter photo on June 7, 2016 showing him chowing down on a Big Mac and fries to celebrate his Republican primary win.

The McDonald's corporate Twitter account tweeted a derogatory message to President Donald Trump Thursday morning before promptly deleting it.

McDonald's said its account was hacked and it's still investigating the incident. This way a company's social media accounts, and anything posted on them, can be shared between its community managers, copy editors, marketers, and anyone else involved to ensure nothing is published without official approval. McDonald's published a new message saying their account had been compromised and an investigation had been launched.

That said though, Trump is known to be an avid Twitter user.

The tweet was sent at 9.16am EST (eastern standard time) and remained live for around 15 minutes.

Earlier this week, a slew of microblogging accounts owned by celebrities and media houses have also been hacked-including that of Forbes and Justin Bieber.

Interestingly enough, Trump was involved in a McDonald's commercial in 2002.

The tweet called Trump a disgusting excuse of a president and made fun of his seemingly tiny hands.

Other users praised the fast-food chain, which has been fighting to reverse two straight years of customer traffic declines. "We took swift action to secure it, and we apologize this tweet was sent through our corporate McDonald's account", McDonald's spokeswoman Terri Hickey said in a statement.

His supporters are also boycotting Hawaii after a judge from the state temporarily halted Mr Trump's second travel ban.

Usually we'd wait for Trump to respond, but since he has such a thing for the company, we're assuming he might just let this one slide.

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