McDonald’s deletes tweet calling Trump a ‘disgusting excuse of a President’

Posted at 1:31 PM, Mar 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-16 19:31:54-04

NEW YORK — President Donald Trump is a big fan of McDonald's, but fast-food chain wasn't lovin' him Thursday morning.

A tweet was posted on McDonald's official Twitter handle at 9:16 a.m. that criticized the president and compared him to former president Barack Obama.

"@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 later deleted followed by a statement about an hour later saying the company's Twitter account was hacked.

"Twitter notified us that our account was compromised. We deleted the tweet, secured our account and are now investigating this," McDonald's Corporation wrote.

The tweet drew hundreds of comments and reactions, with people speculating if it was really a hacker, a disgruntled employee, or the Hamburglar — one of McDonald's cartoon characters — who posted the anti-Trump message.

Others on social media weren't so Mclovin' about the deleted tweet and called for a McDonald's boycott.

Some also compared the tweet to the photo of Trump enjoying a bucket of wings from Kentucky Fried Chicken, claiming the president preferred that fast food restaurant over McDonald's.

But Trump has always been a fan of McDonald's and all of the fast-food chains.

“I think the food is good. I think all of those places, Burger King, McDonald’s, I can live with it,” Trump said at the CNN's Republican Town Hall debate last February.

“The Big Macs are great. The Quarter Pounder. It’s great stuff," Trump said then, praising its menu items.

Though Trump said his favorite was the "Fish Delight."

Before Trump became the U.S. president, he appeared in a McDonald's commercial with Grimace, the iconic purple cartoon object, talking about the Big N'Tasty at the Trump Tower.