While the work of the government is suspended, the menu selection is not particularly high.
In early January, the Clemson University team in American football won the US championship among students, and at the same time broke the 122-year record for the number of victories. Donald Trump traditionally invited athletes to dinner at the White House, where, however, instead of the usual dishes served about 300 burgers from McDonald’s, Wendy’s and Burger King.
According to the White House, the president of the United States from personal funds paid for all the burgers. “I think this is their [student football] favorite food,” Trump said before dinner. And at the event itself, he said that he considers the ordered fast food “great American food.”
The presidential press service explained that the White House was squeezed into choosing a menu because of the suspension of government work. Congress has not yet agreed a budget in which Trump is demanding the inclusion of $ 5 billion on the wall on the border with Mexico. “Since the Democrats refuse to negotiate border security, the majority of White House personnel are suspended,” the authorities said.
Here’s a video I shot of President Trump showing off his 300 hamburgers. pic.twitter.com/P06S6I5w07
— Hunter Walker (@hunterw) January 14, 2019
POTUS with “great American food” for Clemson Tigers visiting WH. pic.twitter.com/VgmQeXNhk6
— Roberta Rampton (@robertarampton) January 14, 2019
He was serious. pic.twitter.com/fD3oPmZ0kg
— Taylor Mason (@taylomason) January 14, 2019