President Donald Trump mocked after serving fast food to Clemson Tigers during White House visit
College national champions Clemson Tigers were welcomed to the White House by President Donald Trump with a "bizarre" banquet of fast food, according to people who mocked the President's meal spread.
President Donald Trump was excited about the fact that he was serving an array of fast food to his White House visitors, the Clemson Tigers football team. However, the public was less than impressed. In fact, the president was mocked on Twitter for the bizarre banquet.
TRUMP PROUDLY REVEALS THE MEAL HE PREPARED AND PAID FOR
Trump tweeted his excitement at serving this year’s college football champions with all their fast food favorites during their visit to the White House recently.
“I think we’re going to serve McDonald’s, Wendy’s & Burger King, with some pizza. I would think that’s their favorite food,” the president said of his meal spread for the national champs.
"I think we're going to serve McDonald's, Wendy's, & Burger King, with some pizza. I would think that's their favorite food." — Trump, on Clemson football team visit pic.twitter.com/QPQ5SFSZhQ— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) January 14, 2019
According to the White House, Trump was footing the bill for the menu with the government on shutdown. Clemson visited at a time when many of the White House staff were staying home without paychecks as Trump continues to argue with Congress over government funding. The government has been on shutdown for over three weeks.
TRUMP GETS MOCKED
Though Trump was proud of his idea of serving “Great American food” on silver platters, many blasted the banquet.
“This has to go down as one of the most bizarre White House visits of all-time,” CBS Sports writer Barrett Sallee wrote.
Twitter was flooded with all sorts of mockery following news of the Clemson feast.
It's amazing how proud you guys are of this spread. I serve better food at my kid's birthday parties...and I'm no millionaire.— Tiffany Byrd (@T_Byrd519) January 15, 2019
Interesting, if Trump has to pay, he buys McDonalds, if he has tax payers pay, for instance his parties at Mar a Largo and his golf clubs, he has the best food money can buy like Kobe beef and lobster. Bottles of water for 10 bucks.— Rob V (@Robert7222) January 15, 2019
There’s something really sobering, seeing @realDonaldTrump standing, genuinely proudly, w/ hundreds of fast food meals - in front of a painting of Lincoln in the damn White House. That a garbage reality show host is actually president still hits me pretty hard from time to time.— Johnathan S. Perkins 😷 (@JohnathanPerk) January 15, 2019
A video even circulated of one Clemson athlete saying, “I thought it was a joke” when faced with the fast food spread.
At around 18 seconds in you can hear one of the athletes saying.. I thought it was a joke... https://t.co/TKYQIhLWoI— r2no (@r2no2) January 15, 2019
Some considered Trump’s menu an insult to Clemson who should’ve been served steaks instead.
How disrespectful to the team.— Lala Mc (@LaLaMc773) January 15, 2019
When I was at the wonderful Univ. of Georgia, our players ate much better than fast food. There was a special dining hall for our athletes. I'm sure Clemson is the same as UGA. Aren't these offerings like a borderline insult. They ate steaks when I was at UGA.— Duchess Celeste of Fairfax (@Her_Grace_) January 15, 2019
Nevertheless, the suited up players must have had a pretty good familiar meal. Trump reasoned he didn’t want to postpone their visit until after the shutdown so this is probably what he could manage to welcome the Tigers with.
THE SHUTDOWN AND HOW PEOPLE HAVE REACTED
The shutdown has become a major concern for the US citizens who have been expressing disappointment over the Congress' failure to approve a new government funding law when the old one expired. Hollywood celebrities have spoken up after feeling let down by the political system. Many of them blame Trump's stand on immigration for the delay. To help government employees who were affected by the shutdown, Jimmy Kimmel even joked on his show that he would invite a federal employee to work on his show every night during the shutdown. Here's a clip from that episode where he did invite an employee to help him out.