McDonald’s Twitter account hacked, blasts Trump #BigMac

A hacker used McDonald’s Twitter account to attack President Donald Trump in an extremely derogatory tweet early Thursday.

Sent at 9:16 a.m. ET Thursday morning, McDonald’s tweeted: “@realDonaldTrump You are actually a disgusting excuse of a President and we would love to have @BarackObama back, also you have tiny hands.”

The tweet, which was sent out to the 151,000 followers of the @McDonaldsCorp account, was retweeted more than 200 times, before being deleted.

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In a subsequent tweet, McDonald’s confirmed that the account was hacked. “Twitter notified us that our account was compromised. We deleted the tweet, secured our account and are now investigating this,” it said.

McDonald’s has not yet responded to a request for comment on this story from Fox News.

Following the hacked tweet, the phrase Big Mac was trending on the social network, in apparent reference to the exchange. 

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McDonald’s is the latest Twitter acount to fall victim to hijackers. A slew of high-profile Twitter accounts, including Amnesty International, BBC News North America and the European Parliament were hijacked on Wednesday.

The tweets in Turkish, which included Swastikas, appeared to be a reference to the growing diplomatic tensions between Turkey, Holland and Germany.

  • DrArtaud

    I spent the day trying to phone McDonalds and finally got through, I spoke with Penny. I told her, respectfully, that:

    1. The longer it takes McDonalds to release a statement, the worse it looks for McDonalds. They don’t need to investigate first, they’re dragging their feet.

    2. I’m betting they don’t want to release a statement in support of Trump because they fear alienating people that dislike him.

    3. Gibbs being the former press secretary for obama, and the hacking that’s so much in the news, makes either one hard to believe.

    4. I don’t believe a Tweet can be furiously re-Tweeted for an hour before Twitter notified McDonalds that their Twitter account is compromised, certainly someone at McDonalds should have been aware prior to that.

    5. I’m done buying food at McDonalds and the places where I frequent online that people are very upset.

    • Dr Studebaker

      Fast Food for me Dear Doctor Was a treat and or a reward for not wanting to cook that given day or i was traveling like TV is gone the way of The DoDo