The Clemson Tigers celebrated their NCAA championship with a fast-food feast at the White House.
President Trump personally paid for the full meal spread of Chicken McNuggets, Big Macs, Domino’s pizza and fries. This comes as a passive aggressive response to the recent government shutdown.
“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,” deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley told CNN in a statement.
On a positive note, this is a clear attempt of a kind gesture that Trump is milking from his own tits. But in a world of lazy Trump jokes, everything is a headline these days.
But I think what makes this feel cheap is the food choices. What maniac asked for Domino’s pizza? Surely, the President could have spent a little more on Burger King, Portillos, and maybe some Taco Bell? Hell, I’d choose Arby’s over Domino’s any day.
But I guess even a good gesture from Trump feels like a pain considering how he presented a table of greasy food.
“We have some very large people that like eating. So I think we’re going to have a little fun,” Trump said to the press.
This was the best part: Trump promoted the dinner for the Clemson Tigers as “great American food.”
The fact that he wanted to let people know that he bought food was just icing on this little semblance of kindness. No one cares that you bought food! You only did it because you didn’t have anyone to do it for you.
I’m sure the last thing that anyone wants at the White House is fast food. I’m sure even the Clemson Tigers wanted something to cleanse their palette, but I guess great American food is gonna keep them fat and eating.
There has to be some kind of political metaphor that has been made out of this whole weird scenario. We have the business mogul turned president serving an American football team fast food from underpaid workers during a government shutdown. This material practically writes itself.
Is this the equivalent of Trump poisoning our water supply? No. Is it annoying that he has to do small acts of kindness to stroke his ego? I guess it really depends on the type of person who still cares at this point.
And the fact that this made a headline with the Clemson Tigers name on it is a crying shame. Oh yea, and there’s a government shutdown to worry about too. And the Clemson Tigers became champions. Pick your priorities please on the comments below!