A post on McDonald's corporate Twitter account caused a stir Thursday morning, denigrating President Trump and calling for Barack Obama's return. The tweet was only up for around 20 minutes — but in that time, it was liked and retweeted more than a thousand times.
"You are actually a disgusting excuse of a President and we would love to have @BarackObama back," said the tweet that was briefly pinned to the top of the McDonald's page. It concluded, "also you have tiny hands."
An early message to McDonald's seeking comment wasn't immediately answered; more than an hour after the incident, the company said that its Twitter account "was compromised."
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
Saying that Twitter had informed the company of the breach, McDonald's adds, "We deleted the tweet, secured our account and are now investigating this."