Trump personally pays for the fast food meals provided for the Clemson University football team

Junie Sihlangu
Jan 15, 2019
10:05 A.M.
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On Monday, the White House hosted the winners of the National College Football Championship, the Clemson Tigers. However, because of the current partial federal government shutdown, there wasn’t sufficient staff on hand to cook.


So President Donald Trump allegedly used his own money to order fast food for the team. Images of the spread which included more than 300 burgers were shared on Twitter.

On Monday, President Donald Trump helped the Clemson Tigers to celebrate being the winners of the National College Football Championship by hosting them at the White House for dinner. Trump told reporters that they ate, "McDonald's, Wendy's and Burger King's with some pizza."


For more on this story go to our Twitter account @amomama_usa. He added, "I think that would be their favorite food, so we'll see what happens.”


In a statement, the deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley said:

"The President wanted to host a fun event to celebrate the College Football National Champion Clemson Tigers.”


Gidley further stated:

"Because the Democrats refuse to negotiate on border security, much of the residence staff at the White House is furloughed -- so the President is personally paying for the event to be catered with some of everyone's favorite fast foods.”


Trump revealed:

"We have pizzas, we have 300 hamburgers, many, many French fries, all of our favorite foods. I want to see what's here when we leave, because I don't think it's going to be much.”


The Clemson University Football Team had to settle for fast food because of the many federal government staff members aren’t operation because of the shutdown. Around 800,000 public sector workers have been on mandatory leave or working without pay for 24 days.


The shutdown was caused by the president refusing to approve a federal budget unless it included $5.7bn for a border wall. Democrats aren’t agreeing with him which meant a quarter of the federal government will remain closed.

Trump was recently mocked on the animated show “Family Guy.” The series sparked controversy by speaking about the president’s hair, hands, facial tan, finances, and scandals.