McDonald's Says Corporate Twitter Feed Hacked After Anti-Trump Post

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McDonald's in Times Square.

"@RealDonaldTrump you are actually a really disgusting excuse for a president and we would love to have @BarackObama back, also you have tiny hands," the since-deleted post read.

Donald Trump is likely not loving it this morning. 

On Thursday, the McDonald's corporate Twitter account tweeted a critical post about the president, which included an insult about the size of his hands. The account has more than 150,000 followers. 

Earlier in the day, the company said it was aware of the hack and was investigating. 

"Based on our investigation, we have determined that our Twitter account was hacked by an external source. We took swift action to secure it, and we apologize this tweet was sent through our corporate McDonald’s account," Terri Hickey, a McDonald’s spokeswoman told THR on Thursday afternoon.  

The critical, hack tweet also mentioned former president Barack Obama. 

"@RealDonaldTrump you are actually a really disgusting excuse for a president and we would love to have @BarackObama back, also you have tiny hands."

Trump has been pictured eating McDonald's on a couple occasions. In fact, he took a picture of himself, shared on social media, of him eating McDonald's to celebrate clinching enough delegates to become the GOP presidential nominee last May. The caption read: "Celebrating 1237! #Trump2016"

 

Celebrating 1237! #Trump2016

A post shared by Donald J. Trump (@realdonaldtrump) on

Of course, social media had a field day with the original remark. 

4 p.m.: New statement from McDonald's added.

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