KFC takes a page out of Donald Trump’s playbook in parody tweet about McDonald’s
On Wednesday, KFC’s UK and Ireland Twitter account tweeted:
McDonald’s leader Ronald just stated he has a “burger on his desk at all times”. Will someone from his big shoed, red nosed regime inform him that I too have a burger on my desk, but mine is a box meal which is bigger and more powerful than his, and mine has gravy! #nuclearbutton
— KFC UK & Ireland (@KFC_UKI) January 3, 2018
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.