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McDonald's confirms Twitter account hacked


ABC
158 d ago

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The tweet read: “@realDonaldTrump You are actually a disgusting excuse of a President and we would love to have @BarackObama back, also you have tiny hands.”
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The tweet, sent at 9:16 a.m. ET, said: "@realDonaldTrump You are actually a disgusting excuse of a President and we would love to have @BarackObama back, also you have tiny hands."
The message was retweeted more than 600 times before being deleted 25 minutes later. The account had "pinned" the tweet about Trump, meaning it was featured at the top of the brand's Twitter page.
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