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Posted: March 16, 2017

McDonald's targets Trump on Twitter; company says it was hacked

An insult is flung at President Donald Trump in a tweet early on Thursday, March 16, 2017, from McDonald's official Twitter account. The company later said that its account was compromised.
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An insult is flung at President Donald Trump in a tweet early on Thursday, March 16, 2017, from McDonald's official Twitter account. The company later said that its account was compromised.

By Theresa Seiger, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

Fast-food chain McDonald’s got political Thursday morning in a quickly deleted tweet aimed at President Donald Trump. The company wrote in a subsequent tweet that its account had been hacked.

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“@realDonaldTrump You are actually a disgusting excuse of a president and we would love to have @BarackObama back, also you have tiny hands,” a tweet posted Thursday morning on the official McDonald’s Twitter account said.

The tweet was pinned to the top of the fast-food restaurant’s Twitter page, making it the most visible message on the social media page.

It disappeared within minutes.

In a message posted to Twitter about an hour after the initial tweet first appeared, McDonald’s said its account had been “compromised.”

“We deleted the tweet, secured our account and are now investigating this,” said the tweet, posted around 10:20 a.m.

According to The Hill, President Barack Obama’s former press secretary, Robert Gibbs, is executive vice president and global chief communications officer of McDonald’s.


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