A tweet sent from the company's corporate account called Trump a "disgusting excuse of a President"
McDonald's is investigating after a tweet from its official corporate Twitter account called Donald Trump a "disgusting excuse of a President".
The offending tweet was sent earlier today, suggesting "we would love to have Barack Obama back".
at first i thought this was your classic "employee mistakenly tweets from corporate account" scenario. then McDonalds pinned the tweet pic.twitter.com/B9qj9HzXnm— Nate Goldman (@NateGoldman) March 16, 2017
According to The Guardian, the tweet was posted shortly after 9.15am EST earlier today. It was deleted around 15 minutes later.
In a response posted this afternoon, the company said: "Twitter notified us that our account was compromised.
"We deleted the tweet, secured our account and are now investigating this," the company added.
President Trump - who is meeting with Taoiseach Enda Kenny this afternoon - has previously expressed his fondness for fast food, in particular McDonald's fish fillet burger.
During a CNN event during the election campaign, Trump said: "One bad hamburger, you can destroy McDonald's. One bad hamburger and you take Wendy's and all these other places and they're out of business.
"I like cleanliness, and I think you're better off going there than maybe some place that you have no idea where the food is coming from."
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