Domino's dismisses criticism for 2012 tweet to White House press secretary
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Domino’s Pizza dismissed criticism for a 2012 tweet to now-White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany, saying on Tuesday that it’s “unfortunate” that it “would be viewed as political.”

In 2012, McEnany tweeted at Domino’s and complimented the brand for being “wayyyy better than any NYC pizza.” 

Domino’s responded by tagging the eventual press secretary, who was 24 at the time, saying, “That’s one heck of a compliment! Thanks for the love! #WEAPPRECIATEIT!”


Anti-Trump activists and former Republican strategist Rick Wilson, a member of The Lincoln Project, resurfaced Domino’s 2012 reply to McEnany on Monday. 

“You just killed your brand,” Wilson tweeted, including the hashtag #ETTD, or “Everything Trump Touches Dies.”

But the pizza chain responded on Tuesday, saying, “Welp. It’s unfortunate that thanking a customer for a compliment back in 2012 would be viewed as political. Guess that’s 2020 for ya.”

McEnany also expressed her support of the brand after her 2012 tweet surfaced, tweeting Monday night, "I LOVE @dominos (and also @pizzahut)!"

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McEnany was named Trump's press secretary in April.