UPDATE 10:24 a.m. EST:
McDonald's tweeted from its corporate account that the tweet that insulted Trump was the result of a hack.
"Twitter notified us that our account was compromised," the tweet read. "We deleted the tweet, secured our account and are now investigating this."
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
ORIGINAL STORY: McDonald's tweeted harsh insults toward President Trump from its verified corporate account Thursday morning.
It is not clear if the tweet, which was pinned but swiftly deleted, was the result of a hack or a member of the McDonald's social media team sending an unauthorized message.
A McDonald's spokesperson said the matter was being investigated.
when tomorrow is ur last day at wendys but someone at mcdonalds is determined to upstage u!!! pic.twitter.com/O4BxANjiC9— amy brown (@arb) March 16, 2017
This shows the original tweet.
Some thought this was a statement from an anti-Trump employee.
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
Others thought the fact that the tweet was pinned was the sign of a hacker.
It's unclear who sent it / how it got sent. It was deleted, so highly doubt it reflects McDonald's public-facing corporate views.— Micah Grimes (@MicahGrimes) March 16, 2017
If I were underpaid to do McDonald's social media and wanted to quit, that would be a fine way to send in my resignation.— Courtney!!! Milan (@courtneymilan) March 16, 2017
Trump is a McDonald's fan.
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