With White House staff absent because of the partial government shutdown, Donald Trump threw a reception for the college football national champions Clemson Tigers with multitudes of Big Macs, whoppers, pizzas and fries -- by candlelight. It turns out the US president decided to share his passion for 'great American food', with the NCAA champions by serving them edibles from US fast food chains at the White House.
The reception was unusual because the White House caterers who provide delicacies for such events have been furloughed without pay due to the partial government shutdown. However, netizens were not impressed and tore into the gesture tweeting about it as well as Trump's love for junk food. Donald Trump Pays From His Pocket for Burgers and Fries to Treat Football Team Clemson Tigers at White House Amid Government Shutdown.
Here is what they wrote:
Trump cheap asl 🤣🤣🤣 He really disrespected Clemson and fed dem boys fast food 🍔 🍟 💀 pic.twitter.com/oJNsdF9dHY
— Famouslos32 (@famouslos32) January 15, 2019
Was Clemson's coach okay with the food they were served?
Clemson players in the White House eating with Trump like 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/4ASeIr9duJ
— Davijuan 🤘🏽 (@DavijuanDean_) January 15, 2019
Netizens are a not bit happy by Trump's spread
Trump: "Here ya go Clemson, cleanup after all those Big Macs." pic.twitter.com/8v54UROpma
— Lars McMurtry (@larsmcmurtry) January 15, 2019
National champions deserve better?
This was “dining” table #Trump offered the nat’l champs, @ClemsonFB .Fast food and their condiments.Dissimilar from the way he treats his moneyed friends.I suspect they would have like to have been feted as champs,not children.#Clemson #ClemsonFootball #WhiteHouseDinners pic.twitter.com/kbN8midUHc
— Steve Cohen (@RepCohen) January 15, 2019
This is not the first time the US president has been seen in the company of junk food. He has already been seen posing with fast food in his private jet during his campaigns and has also been known to praise them during one of his speeches.