The liberal media went wild attacking President Donald Trump for serving fast food to the Clemson Tigers, when they visited the White House on Monday.
With the shutdown still in full swing, White House staff is at a minimum, and it appears that the food service personnel are also on furlough. Trump paid for the entire feast out of his own pocket.
“Great being with the National Champion Clemson Tigers last night at the White House,” Trump tweeted on Tuesday. “Because of the Shutdown, I served them massive amounts of Fast Food (I paid), over 1000 hamberders [sic] etc. Within one hour, it was all gone. Great guys and big eaters!”
Great being with the National Champion Clemson Tigers last night at the White House. Because of the Shutdown I served them massive amounts of Fast Food (I paid), over 1000 hamburgers etc. Within one hour, it was all gone. Great guys and big eaters!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 15, 2019
Trump also said that he thought the team would enjoy a little “fun” time during their White House visit.
“We ordered American fast food, paid for by me,” the president said, according to CBS. “Lots of hamburgers, lots of pizza. We have some very large people that like eating, so I think we’re going to have a little fun.”
Of course, Clemson has become somewhat famous for its fast food connection with breakout quarterback Trevor Lawrence being a huge fan of Chick-fil-A.
For years Lawrence has prepared to meet his opponents by studying game films while eating Chick-fil-A. He has kept that up at college, too. “In Clemson, they say he does the same, poring over Notre Dame and Alabama defensive cut-ups while snacking on Chick-n-Minis,” ESPN’s Ryan McGee reported.
Indeed, after the big White House visit, Lawrence said he loved the whole thing and said he can’t wait to come back.
“It was awesome,” Lawrence said according to TMZ. “We had McDonalds and everything. It was good!”
Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence Loved Trump's Fast Food, Can't Wait to Come Back! https://t.co/yUTfNA2mOK
— TMZ (@TMZ) January 15, 2019
The press still went wild attacking the president for his hosting duty.
Sports blogger Robert Littal attacked Trump for “believing” the “stereotypes” about college kids.
“Here is the thing Trump believes every single stereotype that is out there, so the stereotype that college kids-athletes just eat fast food all the time is all he knows. These college football powerhouses are billion dollar businesses much more steak than 4 for $4,” he tweeted.
Here is the thing Trump believes every single stereotype that is out there, so the stereotype that college kids-athletes just eat fast food all the time is all he knows. These college football powerhouses are billion dollar businesses much more steak than 4 for $4.
— Robert Littal (@BSO) January 14, 2019
Another virulent anti-Trumper, Dr. Eugene Gu, claimed Trump was using fast food as a way to “troll” everyone over the shutdown.
I knew it. McDonald Trump intentionally fed the Clemson Tigers cheap fast food and gave some fake presentation to the media to troll the everyone as a propaganda stunt to highlight the shutdown. Never underestimate Trump. He’s the king of trolls.
— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) January 15, 2019
Also, former NFL running back Reggie Bush claimed the meal was a “slap in the face” to the players.
Just when you think you’ve seen it all, @ClemsonFB you guys deserve better you are world champs and this is the honor you receive from our nations leader!? This is disrespectful on so many levels, just a huge slap in the face after that kind of performance! SMH! pic.twitter.com/rEprhVZf6n
— Reggie Bush (@ReggieBush) January 15, 2019
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