McDonald's goes after Trump, then says it was hacked — Twitter beef
Fast food chain McDonald's briefly lost control of one of its Twitter accounts, it was noticed after a single tweet was sent dubbing president Donald Trump a "disgusting excuse of a President".
It appears somebody who accessed McDonald's corporate Twitter account Thursday has a beef with President Donald Trump. McDonald's said its account was "compromised" but offered no explanation as to whether it was an internal employee that went rogue, or if the account was hacked by a third party.
Hary did not respond to a question about whether the company had any idea about who may have been responsible.
The McDonald's tweet was removed from the account, which has 154,000 followers, several minutes later but not before the hashtag #BoycottMcDonalds began.
Trump has a long history of preferring fast food to most other choices - he's described it as "clean" food.
Though it could have been tempting to believe the tweet was real-former Obama press secretary Robert Gibbs now heads McDonald's global communications-McDonald's says it was hacked.
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The offending tweet has since been deleted, and an investigation is now underway.
A spokesperson for the company did not immediately return a request for more information about the incident.
Trump posted an Instagram picture of him eating McDonald's french fries on his jet a year ago during the presidential campaign.
Intentional or not, McDonald's may have unintentionally tapped into anti-Trump resistance with its pinned tweet. "I'm a very clean person". I like cleanliness. I think you're better off going there than someplace you have no idea where the food is coming from.
"The one thing about the big franchises: one bad hamburger, you can destroy McDonald's", he continued. "It's a certain standard".
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