Three Fast Facts About McDonald's Controversial Tweet Against US President Donald Trump

Posted March 18, 2017

A tweet from McDonald's Corp (MCD.N) official Twitter handle said President Donald Trump was a "disgusting excuse of a president".

Twitter has been yet the source of another enterprise faux pas, after the McDonald's account tweeted criticism against United States president Donald Trump.

It's unclear who sent the tweet, but McDonalds did issue a statement saying its Twitter account had been compromised.

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Very early this morning, the McDonald's Twitter account tweeted at Donald Trump. The tweet came a day after Twitter accounts of a number of major news organizations, chief executives, government agencies and other high-profile users were hacked. The company's corporate Twitter account is followed by about 155,000 people while its main account has almost 3.39 million followers.

After being notified by Twitter Inc. about the hack, McDonald's took action.

Interestingly, the account was seen to post on-brand messaging before and swiftly after the blunder.

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This isn't the first time a fast food company has been hacked.

Plenty of people captured the brutal message and couldn't believe it was posted on the fast food giant's page. McDonald's chimed in about 10:30 a.m.to say that they were "investigating the incident". Was it even really a hack, or did a McDonald's social media manager make a colossal mistake? A 2002 McDonald's ad featured Trump and the chain's Grimace mascot promoting McDonald's since-discontinued Big N' Tasty burger for $1.

Trump's list of online enemies keeps on growing, with his latest potential foe being popular, fast-food chain McDonald's.

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Is McDonald's getting on the bandwagon and taking up taunting President Trump via Twitter?