McDonald’s claims its Twitter account was compromised after a Trump-bashing tweet sent by @McDonaldsCorp, calling the president “a disgusting excuse of a President,” went viral.
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
On Thursday, a pinned tweet showed up on McDonald’s Corporation’s Twitter account — a tweet which has since been deleted.
People were quick to notice, some praising the home of the Big Mac for their comment. Others became concerned about the tone set by the company’s social media manager.
“I’m loving it!” tweeted one user. “I get the feeling it was someone’s last day on McDonalds’ social media team today,” tweeted another.
Someone referred to McDonald’s competitor Wendy’s — a company that in recent months has become known for its hip and edgy social media account, until it accidentally tweeted out a hate symbol.