McDonald's deletes tweet attacking Donald Trump

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The tweet to Donald Trump's personal account was soon deleted

McDonald's has said its Twitter account was "compromised" after it sent an insulting message to President Donald Trump.

"You are a disgusting excuse of a President and we would love to have @BarackObama back," the tweet said.

It also asserted that the president had "tiny hands".

McDonald's later apologised for the tweet and said it was hacked by "an external source".

The firm said that it had been notified by Twitter that the account had been "compromised".

"We took swift action to secure it, and we apologise this tweet was sent through our corporate McDonald's account," Terri Hickey, a spokesperson for McDonald's told the BBC.

In January, the BBC said that one of its accounts had been hacked after it reported that Donald Trump had been shot.