President Trump said he is personally paying for the meals provided to the Clemson football team for their White House visit due to the government shutdown. Trump told reporters that he is serving “McDonalds, Wendy’s and Burger King with some pizza.”
President Donald Trump hosted the national champion Clemson Tigers at the White House on January 14, 2019.
According to ABC news, President Donald Trump welcomed the NCAA champion Clemson Tigers football team to the White House Monday with a shutdown smorgasbord of fast food offerings he called “great American food,” including piles of pizza and fries and more than 300 burgers.
“Because of the shutdown, as you know, we have the great Clemson team with us, so we went out and ordered American fast food paid for by me,” the president said in the East Room, standing behind a table loaded with offerings from McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Burger King and Dominos served on silver platters, behind a gilded candelabra.
The president’s decision to spring for the event came because much of the residence staff at the White House is furloughed during the shutdown, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement before the event began.