The tweet was posted at 9:16 a.m. on Thursday and deleted shortly after.
[email protected] You are actually a disgusting excuse of a President and we would love to have @BarackObama back, also you have tiny hands,” the deleted tweet read.
McDonald’s responded with a second tweet about an hour later, saying its account was “compromised.”
“Twitter notified us that our account was compromised,” the follow-up tweet said. “We deleted the tweet, secured our account and are now investigating this.”
The account has 151,000 followers and has continued to respond to McDonald’s customers since the tweet. McDonald’s hired Robert Gibbs, the former press secretary to President Barack Obama, in 2015 to be its global chief communications officer.
Trump does have a history with McDonald’s, he once appeared in a commercial alongside Grimace:
And he posted a photo of his McDonald’s meal on his plane last May during a campaign trip:
Trump has talked about being a fan of the fast food brand, praising it for its cleanliness and saying he prefers fish sandwiches, Big Macs and Quarter Pounders in an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper last February.
“It’s great stuff,” Trump told Cooper during the town hall interview. “One bad hamburger, you can destroy McDonald’s. One bad hamburger and you take Wendy’s and all these other places and they’re out of business. I like cleanliness, and I think you’re better off going there than maybe some place that you have no idea where the food is coming from.”