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Clemson player offered McDonald's meal at White House roasts President Trump

Junie Sihlangu
Jan 17, 2019
04:01 A.M.
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On Monday, President Donald Trump hosted the Clemson Tigers football team at the White House to celebrate them winning the 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship. For dinner, the president got the team fast food.

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Images and videos of the team serving up the meal have since gone viral on social media. Many people roasted Trump over his meal choice including one of the Clemson Tigers’ players.

Freshman Jackson Carman is a Clemson Tigers football team offensive lineman who was at the White House on Monday for the dinner hosted by President Donald Trump. He was also one of the players who wasn’t impressed by the dinner option which was served.

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For more on this story go to our Twitter account @amomama_usa. Taking to Twitter, Carman wrote: “I’m sorry I can’t hear broke..” over a retweeted image showing him wearing Airpods as he followed in line to dish up.

Trump served the football players McDonald's, Wendy's, and Burger King burgers. Also available at the fast food buffet was Domino's pizzas and French fries which made another player say: "I thought it was a joke.”

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The fast food, which the president said he bought out of his own pocket, was served at the White House because staff members weren’t available because they were furloughed. Many federal employees aren’t working or are working for free because of the partial government shutdown.

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The partial federal government shutdown started because Trump insisted on adding border wall funding to the yearly government spending. Democrats have refused to release $5,7 billion for the wall and the shutdown has now passed 20 days.

Many federal employees have been furloughed and those who are still working have gone without pay.

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Speaking about his meal choice, Trump explained to the team:

"I had a choice. Do we have no food for you, because we have a shutdown? Or do we give you some little quick salads that the first lady will make, along with, along with the second lady. They'll make some salads. And I said, 'You guys aren't into salads.'"

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The president added, "Or do I go out ... do I go out and send out for about 1,000 hamburgers, Big Macs.” Social media users and some late-night television hosts mocked Trump.

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NBC's Seth Meyers joked in a Trump voice impersonation, "Normally I would have a salad for dinner on Monday, but they told me they only eat every fast food." CBS’ Stephen Colbert asked whether the president was "just projecting your favorite foods onto them."

Trump called the large collection of food “great American food.” He added, “If it's American, I like it. It's all American stuff, 300 hamburgers, many, many French fries -- all of our favorite foods.”

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