Industry News | March 16, 2017

Hacked McDonald’s Twitter Account Criticizes Trump

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McDonald’s Twitter account has had an interesting Thursday morning.

The brand’s corporate, verified account, @McDonaldsCorp, pinned a tweet saying [email protected] You are actually a disgusting excuse of a President and we would love to have @BarackObama back, also you have tiny hands.”

The tweet, posted at 9:16 a.m., was deleted within 30 minutes. In that time, however, it was liked and retweeted more than a thousand times. It was followed by a message from McDonald’s saying that its account was compromised, and that the company was looking into the breach.

President Trump has praised fast food companies in the past, including McDonald’s. Specifically, he has stated his affinity for the Filet-O-Fish, and famously posted a photo of himself eating a McDonald’s meal on his private jet after clinching the Republican presidential nomination last may. His first nomination for labor secretary was also Andy Puzder, the CEO of CKE Restaurants, parent company to Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr.

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