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McDonald's Claims Hacking After Tweet From Official Account Calls Trump 'Disgusting Excuse For A President'

By Stephen Gossett in News on Mar 16, 2017 2:56PM

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The "I'm lovin' it" jokes wrote themselves among anti-Trumpists after someone took a double-quarter-pounder-sized swing at the president through the McDonald's official corporate Twitter account.

"@realDonaldTrump You are actually a disgusting excuse for a President and we would love to have @BarackObama back, also you have tiny hands," the Tweet reads.

The tweet was sent shortly after 8 a.m. Central Time on Thursday. It didn't take long for the Oak Brook-based fast-food monolith to delete the smackdown, but not before the entire Internet grabbed a screenshot or two for posterity.

The Tweet was even pinned for a time before the social-media cleanup crew could sweep it away—which, as noted above, would seem to dispel the suggestion that it was a employee error.

Indeed, shortly after 9 a.m., McDonald's Corporate gave their official explanation: the account was "compromised" then subsequently secured.

McDonald's did not return a request for comment. And no word from the White House or Trump, who, as we know, has been known to enjoy a Big Mac in his day. In case you forgot, he even did this:

So, damage corporate control initiated, but not before a Field Day morning for the Twitterverse, as folks mock-celebrated the missive as "unconventional" branding and suggested that a run on McDonald's could incentivize "future social media campaigns."

So, who out there's thinking McDonald's for lunch?