On Thursday, the company’s official Twitter account sent, and then quickly deleted, a tweet slamming US President Donald Trump.
It appears somebody who accessed McDonald’s corporate Twitter account Thursday has a beef with President Donald Trump. Stephen Easterbrook, McDonald’s chief executive, has praised a number of Trump’s moves, such as his first choice for labor secretary, fellow fast food executive Andrew Puzder.
@McDonaldsCorp I’ll buy 100 McNuggets right now if you put the tweet back up. According to Crain’s Chicago Business, McDonald’s did not elaborate any further into the supposed hack, sticking to the succinct statement it issued yesterday on Twitter.
Still, people ain’t so sure the company really was compromised. Twitter Inc allows for two-factor authentication, a security feature that would deter many attempts to seize an account.
The tweet also expressed a desire for the return of former president Obama, and pointed out that Trump has “tiny hands”.
The company said they are investigating who was behind the hack. The account only very rarely tweets anything but the most boring day-to-day updates related to the restaurant chain, and has never made a habit out of getting political in the past.
Several online commenters said they would now visit a branch of the fast food chain in support after seeing the tweet. “When McDonald’s let the public know that it was a hack, it came as a surprise, but… it was also par for the course”.
Moreover, Trump has made no secret of his affinity for Big Macs, and has often extolled the virtues of fast food restaurants due to their uniform standards and cleanliness.