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KFC takes a page out of Donald Trump’s playbook in parody tweet about McDonald’s

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By Minda Smiley | Reporter

January 4, 2018 | 3 min read

KFC is using President Donald Trump’s now infamous “Nuclear Button” tweet to rag on fast-food rival McDonald’s.

KFC pic, provided by KFC

On Wednesday, KFC’s UK and Ireland Twitter account tweeted:

The brand’s jab is clearly parodying a tweet that Trump sent out earlier this week that proclaimed his “Nuclear Button” is “much bigger and more powerful” than North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s. The president’s tweet was in response to Kim Jong-un’s New Year’s speech, in which he stated that he has a “nuclear button” whose strike could threaten the US.

Trump has since been largely criticized for sending the tweet, particularly because he doesn’t actually have a nuclear button.

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