Would you like some fries with that snark?
Social media is calling for heads to roll after the McDonald’s corporate Twitter account mocked President Trump and called for the return of former president Obama.
The tweet read: “@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 was sent out at 8:16 a.m. ET Thursday morning, and was briefly pinned to the top of the McDonald’s account before being deleted.
Numerous people captured a screenshot of the offensive tweet before it mysteriously disappeared.
oh my it’s even pinned pic.twitter.com/tGv6EdpZEm
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) March 16, 2017
McDonald’s posted a response more than two hours later, claiming its Twitter account “had been compromised.” The fast-food giant said it was investigating the matter.
Twitter notified us that our account was compromised. We deleted the tweet, secured our account and are now investigating this.
— McDonald's Corporation (@McDonaldsCorp) March 16, 2017
President Trump has a long history with McDonald’s. The billionaire starred in a McDonald’s TV commercial in 2002, and has posted photos of himself eating its fries and hamburgers during his campaign.
Interestingly, former Obama press secretary Robert Gibbs is now the executive vice president and chief communications officer at McDonald’s, which caused some to wonder if the Twitter diss was intentional.
Trump supporters reacted by calling for a boycott of McDonald’s unless it apologized.
— President-Elect Eryn (@msdocmartins) March 16, 2017
A company that pays it's workers slave wages wants to insult my President? No more business from me! APOLOGIZE NOW!! #BoycottMcDonalds
— noname (@blacksunalchemy) March 16, 2017
Accountability requires action.
No accountability = agreement.@McDonaldsCorp
— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) March 16, 2017
When you hire an Obama political-hack as PR Chief, don't be surprised if people don't believe that your account was hacked!
— Briefing the News (@TheNewsBriefing) March 16, 2017
Meanwhile, police have released a preliminary sketch of the perp:
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