This morning, McDonald’s was tweeting about things more controversial than extra value meals and Shamrock Shakes. After 9 a.m. EST, the corporate account posted and pinned the following (screen shot of the Tweet below): “@realDonaldTrump You are actually a disgusting excuse of a President and we would love to have @BarackObama back, also you have tiny hands.”
oh my it’s even pinned pic.twitter.com/tGv6EdpZEm
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) March 16, 2017
Was the Big Mac brand making a gutsy political statement in 140 characters? Not so much: McDonald’s soon deleted the tweet, revealing that their Twitter account had been “compromised.” Of course, it’s possible it was actually a rogue tweeter within the organization, but ultimately, who really cares? We love when high-visibility brands get pranked like this!
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
Interestingly, this isn’t the first interaction between Trump and McDonald’s. The president appeared in one of the fast food chain’s commercials years ago (check out the video below), and Instagrammed himself eating McD’s takeout during the 2016 campaign. Obviously, the president is a fan of Big Macs. Or at least he was?