On Monday night, President Donald Trump welcomed to the White House the reigning champs of college football, the Clemson Tigers, with a banquet of McDonald's, Wendy's, Burger King and Domino's. The hamburgers and Filet-O-Fish sandwiches (still in their packaging), french fries, Chicken McNuggets, pizzas, salads and an array of dipping sauces were neatly presented on silver platters.
"We have 300 hamburgers, many, many french fries, all of our favorite foods," Trump told the Clemson players in a video captured by the Associated Press. "I want to see what's here when we leave, because I don't believe there's going to be much."
Traditionally the White House would cater such a feast, but with the government shutdown, much of the President's kitchen staff has been furloughed, so Trump paid $3,000 out of his own pocket for the spread, according to Trump and to Sarah Huckabee Sanders.