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Trump supporters boycott Hawaii and … McDonald's?

Trump supporters boycott Hawaii and … McDonald's?

McDonald's confirmed on Thursday that its Twitter account had been "compromised" after a tweet from the company was posted that criticised President Donald Trump.

Indeed, shortly after 9 a.m., McDonald's Corporate gave their official explanation: the account was "compromised" then subsequently secured. Although the company later clarified that product changes were more important growth drivers than President Trump's tweets.

The company said they are investigating who was behind the hack.

Twitter implements a two-factor authentication to better defend against hacking attempts to hijack an account. The tweet was removed within 20 minutes of being sent.

Yesterday, hundreds of Twitter accounts including Justin Bieber's and Forbes were hacked. Others have pointed out that Grimace co-starred in a McDonald's commercial with Trump in 2002.

The tweet, which was addressed to the president's personal twitter account, read: "You are actually a disgusting excuse of a President and we would love to have @BarackObama back, also you have tiny hands".


"I've put together some really impressive deals, but this thing you've pulled off, it's awesome", Trump tells McDonald's purple mascot, Grimace, referring to McDonald's Dollar Menu.

McDonald's has not, however, offered a public apology to the president.

The tweet amassed several thousand retweets before being deleted.

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.

President Trump as thus far been a highly controversial president, declaring prominent news outlets of spreading "fake news" and voicing controversial opinions and seemingly unfounded statements on social media.

Usually we'd wait for Trump to respond, but since he has such a thing for the company, we're assuming he might just let this one slide.


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