As Democrat leaders partied in Puerto Rico during the government shutdown, President Trump dealt with a diminished White House staff by ordering fast-food meals for the visiting national college football champions the Clemson University Tigers with money paid out of his own pocket.
“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,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders explained, according to the Washington Post.
The Post estimates the president spent up to $3,000 to feed the football team burgers, fries, pizza, chicken nuggets, and salads from McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Burger King, and Domino’s Pizza. But liberals ripped into the president for providing such a feast to a bunch of hungry young men.
Laura Reiley, food critic for the Tampa Bay Times, called the president’s move “wrong-headed” and wrote, “Can we, for a moment, think about how out-of-touch it is to serve student athletes junk food?”
“You know he's taking whatever they don't eat back to his bedroom,” said late night TV host Jimmy Kimmel, according to the Chicago Tribune. “He'll be like the rat in 'Charlotte's Web' tonight rolling around in Quarter Pounders with cheese."
The Post wrote a story sharing numerous tweets of people making fun of the president for his menu choice. The Post even fact-checked the president when he said off-hand that he had bought “1,000 burgers” for the team and they were “piled up a mile high.”
“FACT CHECK: At two inches each, a thousand burgers would not reach one mile high,” the Post actually wrote.
Then Benny Johnson of the Daily Caller reminded social media of how much liberals — especially in the media — fawned over President Obama when he ordered fast-food burgers for everyone. Or when he escaped Michelle’s watchful eye to grab some junk food.