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McDonald's Posts And Deletes Anti-Trump Tweet (Photo)

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McDonald's says its corporate Twitter account was "compromised" shortly after posting a tweet blasting President Donald Trump.

"You are actually a disgusting excuse of a President and we would love to have [former President Barack Obama] back," the now-deleted tweet read, according to NPR. "Also you have tiny hands."

The tweet was only posted to the corporate account for 20 minutes before it was deleted. In that short amount of time, it already amassed more than 1,000 likes and retweets.

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McDonald's addressed the controversial tweet almost an hour later, saying the account had been "compromised."

"Twitter notified us that our account was compromised," the company wrote in a follow-up tweet. "We deleted the tweet, secured our account and are now investigating this."

Twitter users were confused at the original tweet, as McDonald's usually only tweets about promotions, company strategy and market holidays.

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"I assume somebody decided to quit their social media job in style," one person joked.

Trump supporters didn't find the tweet to be nearly as humorous.

"Why would you post this! You think it's ok to insult our president? For the record Obama was a failure," one person wrote with the hashtag #BoycottMcDonalds.

Another user said she was upset with McDonald's response to the initial tweet, saying that the company didn't apologize. 

"This IS NOT An Acceptable Apology For Posting My POTUS Is A 'Disgusting Excuse Of A President,'" she wrote.

Trump himself has been a vocal fan of the fast food chain in the past, even starring in a 2002 commercial for the company's $1 Big and Tasty burger deal, according to the Daily Mail.

In a February 2016 town hall-style meeting with CNN's Anderson Cooper, Trump revealed his soft spot for junk food, saying fast food companies are often run with higher standards.

"I’m a very clean person. I like cleanliness," he said, according to Vanity Fair. "I think you’re better off going there than someplace you have no idea where the food is coming from. It’s a certain standard." 

"The one thing about the big franchises: one bad hamburger, you can destroy McDonald’s," he continued. "One bad hamburger, you take Wendy’s and all these other places and they’re out of business."

He then admitted that he sometimes has fast food meals delivered to his private jet. 

"I think the food is good. I think all of those places, Burger King, McDonald’s, I can live with it," he said. "The other night I had Kentucky Fried Chicken. Not the worst thing in the world."

Sources: NPR, Daily Mail, Vanity Fair, Deplorable Razerbak/Twitter / Photo credit: Mike Mozart/Flickr, Twitter via NPR, Donald J. Trump/Instagram via Daily Mail

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