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You wouldn't think Twitter could get much more simultaneously bizarre and terrifying than Donald Trump using the site as a platform threaten nuclear war with North Korea.
The President's threat came in response to the North Korean leader's New Year's Day speech, in which he said that a "nuclear button is always on my desk".
But the 'leader of the free world' wasn't the only one waging a war of words against his enemy.
The might of KFC UK & Ireland weighed in too, taking aim at McDonald's with a parody of Trump's tweet.
McDonald’s leader Ronald just stated he has a “burger on his desk at all times”. Will someone from his big shoed, r… https://t.co/quqyZy12GV — KFC UK (@KFC UK)
Before the KFC parody, Trump's tweet had already garnered much attention and many Twitter users reported it.
But the people of Twitter generally took more kindly to the fast food giant's version than the President's - perhaps because KFC only threatened McDonald's with gravy, rather than nuclear war.
It's quite something when an American multi-national starts spoofing the US President! #DonaldTrump https://t.co/Pe7yVHzqR4 — Mark Shenton 💙 (@Mark Shenton 💙)
I want to make a special trip to the UK and Ireland specifically to eat KFC. https://t.co/0LTuf7I1hY — Helena Handbasket (@Helena Handbasket)
When a food company succeeds in mocking you, maybe it's time for a rethink.
However, some people weren't so charmed by the KFC social media team's efforts.
Is this really something a brand account should jokes about? You know how this happens right? Some "social media ex… https://t.co/f3a8AkZ8qB — Adam Singer (@Adam Singer)
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