President Trump Welcomes Another College Football Team, Serves Fast Food Spread Again
President Donald Trump didn't learn the first time that you don't serve guests fast food after winning a championship. And that's with or without a shutdown in place.
The president celebrated with the North Dakota State Bison team on Monday at the White House. The football team finally won their seventh FCS title after eight years. See the posts below.
Last time Trump hosted football champions, he got mocked for his selection of fast foods that included McDonald's, Domino's, Burger King and Wendy's. Trump's excuse at the time was that the government did not have sufficient funds to provide proper meals.
Back in January, the White House and several government departments were under a shutdown imposed by Trump as a way to attain funds to build a border wall.
Over 800,000 federal employees were furloughed due to the shutdown. Additionally, many agencies were unable to carry out services to the public because of lack of finances.
The White House also fell short in their duties to guests, hence the fast food served to the Clemson Tigers when they won over the Alabama Crimson Tide. This time, the North Dakota State Bisons beat out the Eastern Washington Eagles 38-25.
On the menu for the North Dakota State Bisons: Chick-fil-A and McDonald's. They're the latest championship team to visit Trump at the White House. Photo by WH pool reporter @HansNichols pic.twitter.com/5Yu5MZUhor— Geoff Bennett (@GeoffRBennett) March 4, 2019
He's doing this again??— Groucho's Ghost (@GrouchoG) March 4, 2019
Several White House correspondents present at the event gave us an inside look into the offering to the "Mighty Bisons" and the reactions under them showed just as much outrage as the first time.
Trump gave them some Big Macs from McDonald's and Chick-Fil-A. Since Trump ended the government shutdown, it's unclear why exactly he chose not to treat the winning team to a more formal, exclusive meal.
It could be that he again wanted to have a "traditional American" meal given to the players. On Monday, Trump did say he could have given them a meal prepared by chefs, but, he said, "I know you people."
This time, though, there seems to be a saving grace for the deserving team. The fast-food meal is only the first course and the team would have dined on a formal spread at the Capitol once they leave the White House.
Meanwhile, Trump is being put under the magnifying class for much more than his inability to be a good host. The investigation into Trump and his team is also heating up.
Those young people are in their Sunday best and are part of a generation who knows more about eating healthily than I ever did. Trump gives them fast food. What a bum he is. I would take a bag lunch if I went to the White House.— Jayne Cudzil (@JayneCudzil) March 4, 2019
Cuz nothing says "Congratulations, you're a champion" like cold fast food.— Henry Nachtman (@HankKnight) March 4, 2019
The House Democrats have reportedly made moves towards looking into Trump's people, including family, who have all worked with him in some way from the start of his presidential campaign in 2015.
According to New York Democratic Representative Jerry Nadler, the House Judiciary Committee chairman, the plan is simple. He spoke in an interview on Monday.
He told CNN's Erin Burnett:
"Our goal is to hold the administration accountable for the obstruction of justice, the abuse of power and the corruption. Our goal is to protect the rule of law in this country. We have to find out what is going on and we have to lay out a case to the American people and we have to reveal it."