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Inspired By Trump Tweet, KFC Mocks McDonald's

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KFC has taken a jibe at its rival McDonald's on Twitter with a tweet that drew inspiration from President Donald Trump.

The message sent out from KFC's UK and Ireland account paralleled the threat Trump issued on Jan. 2 to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, according to the Daily Mail.

"McDonald’s leader Ronald just stated he has a 'burger on his desk at all times,'" tweeted KFC on Jan. 3.

"Will someone from his big shoed, red nosed regime inform him that I too have a burger on my desk, but mine is a box meal which is bigger and more powerful than his, and mine has gravy!" the tweet continued.

In a New Year's address, Kim declared he had a button on his desk that could fire a nuclear weapon capable of hitting the U.S.

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Trump reacted with a warning of his own.

"North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un just stated that the 'Nuclear Button is on his desk at all times,'" tweeted the president on Jan. 2.

"Will someone from his depleted and food starved regime please inform him that I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!" added Trump.

Trump also criticized a number of domestic and foreign political rivals via Twitter on Jan. 2.

Others were less amused by Trump's tweet on North Korea. Joe Biden, former vice president under President Barack Obama, said Trump's statements were "not presidential," according to Politico.

"This is not a game," Biden said during a Jan. 3 appearance on NBC News. "This is not about can I puff my chest out bigger than yours. It's just not."

Biden stressed that Trump's threats carried consequences and said he was "disappointed" with the president's response to Kim's speech.

"The only war that's worse than one that's intended is one that's unintended," added Biden.

Democratic lawmakers agreed with Biden.

"I guess the president regards this as a show of strength," Rep. Jim Himes of Connecticut said, according to AOL. "But as everybody who's ever been in a first-grade playground recognizes, it's usually the person who's most aggressively pounding their chest that is in fact the weak one on the playground."

For Democratic Sen. Ed Markey of Massachusetts, Trump's North Korea tweet "borders on presidential malpractice." He worried that Trump "could launch a [nuclear] war."

McDonald's has yet to respond to KFC's tweet, which has been retweeted more than 24,000 times as of Jan. 3.

Sources: KFC UK & Ireland/Twitter, Donald J. Trump/TwitterDaily Mail, Politico, AOL / Featured Image: J. Griffin/Wikimedia Commons / Embedded Images: Eric Chan/Flickr, Shealah Craighead via The White House/Flickr

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