McDonald’s Tweets, Deletes Post Calling Donald Trump a ‘Disgusting Excuse of a President’

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre on Oct. 24, 2016, in Tampa, FL, 14 days ahead of the presidential election. Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Someone needs a McFlurry. A tweet from the official McDonald’s Twitter account slammed President Donald Trump on Thursday, March 16 — but it turns out the company was hacked.

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The account tweeted directly at POTUS, 70, and also name-dropped Barack Obama. “@realDonaldTrump You are actually a disgusting excuse of a President and we would love to have @BarackObama back, also you have tiny hands,” the comment read.

The post was taken down soon after, and the company later shared an explanation. “Twitter notified us that our account was compromised. We deleted the tweet, secured our account and are now investigating this,” spokesperson Terri Hickey told Us Weekly in a statement.

After an investigation, Hickey said in a subsequent statement to Us, “We have determined that our Twitter account was hacked by an external source. We took swift action to secure it, and we apologize this tweet was sent through our corporate McDonald’s account.”

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The damage was already done, though. Some found the incident hilarious and even used the fast-food chain restaurant’s slogan, “I’m Lovin’ It,” as a hashtag.

“The person who made this tweet is awesome. #ImLovinIt @mcdonalds,” one user tweeted. A second added: “I’m having @McDonalds for lunch AND dinner. Don’t even @ me.”

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Seth Meyers also reacted, referring to the company’s mascot Ronald McDonald. “Clown on clown crime #McDonalds,” he wrote.

Others didn’t find it as funny. “#mcdonalds should be boycotted for insulting the President of The United States,” one person shared. “Crap burger makers have no place in politics.”

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