17/03/2017 1:56 AM AEDT | Updated 17/03/2017 2:40 AM AEDT

McDonald's Twitter Goes Rogue, Calls Trump 'Disgusting Excuse Of A President'

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WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 09: US President Donald Trump holds a National Economic Council listening session with the CEOs of small and community banks, in the Roosevelt Room at the White House on March 9, 2017 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch-Pool/Getty Images)

McDonald’s may have become the latest company to end up in Donald Trump’s bad books after an abusive tweet was sent out from one of its official accounts.

A tweet posted from the fast food company’s corporate account on Thursday laid into the new US president.

The tweet, published just after 1pm (UK time), read: “@realDonaldTrump You are actually a disgusting excuse of a President and we would love to have @BarackOBama back, also you have tiny hands.”

A screenshot of the tweet posted to the McDonald's corporate account

The tweet was also pinned to the top of the account’s feed.

But it didn’t take long for someone at the chain to twig what had happened and the tweet was swiftly deleted.

But not before it was retweeted more than 2,000 times.

McDonald’s posted a tweet following the incident, explaining what had happened:

It’s a bit awkward considering Trump is such a fan of McDonald’s...

Celebrating 1237! #Trump2016

A post shared by Donald J. Trump (@realdonaldtrump) on

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