The Clemson football team made the trip to the nation’s capital on Monday, January 14. The Tigers were in Washington, D.C. to celebrate their big national championship victory over the Alabama Crimson Tide at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California a week ago.
While you may think that a trip to the White House means that you get to eat like a king, you’re wrong.
Instead, Donald Trump decided to go to some of his favorite places to get food for the team.
“I think we’re going to serve McDonald’s, Wendy’s and Burger King’s [sic], with some pizza,” Trump told reporters ahead of the visit. “I really mean it. It’ll be interesting. I think that would be their favorite food, so we’ll see what happens.”
But we know that Donald Trump doesn’t always tell the whole truth, so was he just joking around with these comments? Nope.
Clemson co-offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach Jeff Scott took to Twitter to share a photo from the White House which includes multiple Quarter Pounders stacked up on a silver platter.
It was a full-on buffet.
You have to give Trump credit, though. He paid for all of the food out of his own pocket.
“The President wanted to host a fun event to celebrate the College Football National Champion Clemson Tigers,” deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley told CNN in a statement.
“Because the Democrats refuse to negotiate on border security, 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.”
During the 2016 campaign, it was said that the four major food groups onboard Donald Trump’s private plane were “McDonald’s, Kentucky Fried Chicken, pizza and Diet Coke.”
Looking at the meal he provided the national champions, we have no reason to doubt that was true.