The official Twitter account of fast food chain McDonald’s was hacked on 16 March, with the handle tweeting against US President Donald Trump.
The now-deleted tweet, called Trump a “disgusting excuse of a President”.
The tweet was deleted later, but not before a generous round of screenshots!
McDonald's social media intern will probably be needing a new job soon. 😯 pic.twitter.com/woPjTnDF2Z— Philip Lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) March 16, 2017
Later in the day, McDonald’s tweeted a clarification saying that the account was hacked and that an investigation is underway.
Twitter notified us that our account was compromised. We deleted the tweet, secured our account and are now investigating this.— McDonald's (@McDonaldsCorp) March 16, 2017
Twitter Goes Nuts!
Tweeple had quite a lot to say. While some were enraged at the tweet against their President, others spotted the humour in the situation.
McDonalds is still an evil capitalist empire but 1) the fries lit 2) the tweet against Trump is lit.😂😂😂— Trudy (@thetrudz) March 16, 2017
Things i never expected to say in politics: “Did you hear what McDonalds said about President Trump’s hand size?"— Ben (@BenHowe) March 16, 2017
obviously trump tweeted that mcdonalds thing to distract from the budget which was to distract from russia stay woke— Philip Bump (@pbump) March 16, 2017