Internet goes wild after President Donald Trump tweeted about '1000 hamberders'
On Monday evening, President Donald Trump hosted the Clemson Tigers football team at the White House for dinner to celebrate their win. The team had recently won the 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship.
However, because of a lack of resident staff at the White House, Trump bought the team fast food. A spelling mistake in his tweet had social media users in a frenzy.
On January 7, the Clemson Tigers won against the Alabama Crimson Tide to become the 2019 College Football Playoff National champions. The game concluded with a final score of 44-16.
For more on this story go to our Twitter account @amomama_usa. The game was played at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California where nearly 75,000 football fans attended.
Wanting to celebrate the team’s win, President Donald Trump invited them for dinner at the White House. Unfortunately, the White House was understaffed because of the current partial government shutdown so the president ordered fast food instead.
White House says President Trump "is personally paying for” event with National Champions Clemson tonight "to be catered with some of everyone’s favorite fast foods,” because "much of the residence staff at the White House is furloughed” due to the ongoing government shutdown. pic.twitter.com/qeMc4iSKmG— NBC News (@NBCNews) January 14, 2019
Trump got the football team some burgers from McDonald’s, Wendy’s and Burger King, and pizzas from Domino’s. Posting about the occasion on Tuesday, the politician made a spelling mistake that some social media users picked up quickly.
His tweet read that he’d bought “1000 hamberders” instead of hamburgers. However, the tweet was deleted and one with the correct spelling was written.
Great being with the National Champion Clemson Tigers last night at the White House. Because of the Shutdown I served them massive amounts of Fast Food (I paid), over 1000 hamburgers etc. Within one hour, it was all gone. Great guys and big eaters!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 15, 2019
Trump’s altered tweet read:
“I served them massive amounts of Fast Food (I paid), over 1000 hamburgers etc. Within one hour, it was all gone. Great guys and big eaters!”
As someone who eats a gratuitous number of hamberders, this was NOT a thousand hamberders. pic.twitter.com/SUbdwO01ZF— Jules Suzdaltsev (@jules_su) January 15, 2019
Social media users mocked his mistake despite the correction. The president has loved fast food long before he became a politician.
As someone who once won one of those contests where you guess how many jelly beans are in the jar, I too can attest that is not a thousand hamberders.— dappled bee (@melisaradford) January 16, 2019
In 2002, he starred in a McDonald’s commercial which featured Grimace. In the advert, Trump shared his amazement over the $1 Big N’ Tasty.
In 2015, an article revealed that Trump had bought Burger King for his private plane’s crew members “because it’s quick.” A year later he was seen eating a McDonald’s burger which he opened and drenched in ketchup.
In the same year, he shared a smiling photo of himself aboard his plane eating a bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken.
Less than an hour after Trump wrote his post with the spelling mistake Burger King jokingly sent out a tweet of their own. In it, they mocked the president for misspelling one very important item on their menu.
Their tweet read: “due to a large order placed yesterday, we’re all out of hamberders. just serving hamburgers today.”