Trump serves McDonald’s at the White House amid government shutdown

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The US government shutdown continues into its 25th day, but that seemingly hasn’t impacted the White House’s dinner plans too badly.

On Monday, President Donald Trump welcomed the NCAA football champions Clemson Tigers to his lodging, where a banquet of sorts was held.

“Great American food,” as Trump calls it, was fed to the players to celebrate the team’s triumph against Atlanta last week. But the athletes didn’t seem too keen on the idea.

“I thought this was a joke,” mouths one of the players as others heaped Big Macs, pizzas, French fries, and McNuggets onto plates that were far too small.

“The reason we did this was because of the shutdown,” Trump adds in a speech to attendees at the White House, jesting that he’s interested to see just how much of the food is left after the event.

“We wanna make sure that everything is great. So we sent out, we got this.”

While Trump also issued a call to the Republicans to remain firm on the country’s need stronger border security, others on Twitter were firmer on mocking the White House’s dinner choices.

Shame on you, internet. I’m actually really hungry right now. And according to CNN, Trump reportedly paid for the entire order.

Both “White House” and “McDonalds” trend worldwide at the time of writing.

Feature image: Pete via Flickr (CC0)

Andy Walker, former editor


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