Trump Greets Clemson Players at White House With ‘Great American’ Fast Food Spread
President Donald Trump personally paid for a fast food meal for Clemson players visiting the White House on Monday.
The players were there to celebrate their national championship win.
According to the Washington Post’s Josh Dawsey, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders explained that “much of the residence staff at the White House is furloughed – so the President is personally paying for the event to be catered with some of everyone’s favorite fast foods.”
The president also explained to reporters — unprompted, according to CNN — a spread of “McDonald’s, Wendy’s and Burger King’s with some pizza.”
He also said this, speaking of the players: “I think that would be their favorite food, so we’ll see what happens.”
The White House pool report also indicates Trump said he liked the food because “if it’s American, I like it. It’s all American stuff.”
According to a video of the event, Trump also called the fare “great American” food.
White House reporters tweeted out images of the fast food spread, which shows Big Macs and Wendy’s fare alongside golden candlesticks and White House china.
While not seen in the photos, the pizza named by the president was reportedly Domino’s.
[featured image via Roberta Rampton/Twitter]
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