Trump honours university football champions with heaps of fast food at the White House

The 45th brought in Big Macs, chicken nuggets, "many, many" French fries, and more for the Clemson Tigers

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      Just when you thought things couldn’t get any worse with U.S. President Donald Trump comes the latest gut-wrenching news story.

      We’re not talking about the fact that he’s currently vehemently denying that he ever worked for Russia.

      The latest revelation is that he provided the Clemson University football team with a smorgasbord of fast food at a celebration honouring the 2018 College Football Playoff National Champions at the White House Monday night, CNN reports. And he boasted about covering the cost himself.

      According to CNN, Trump told reporters that he was serving “McDonald's, Wendy’s and Burger King’s with some pizza”, before adding, “I think that would be their favourite food, so we’ll see what happens.”

      Describing the spread as “great American food”, the president said he was forced to have the event for the athletes “catered” because much of the White House staff is furloughed as a result of the government shutdown.  

      “Because of the shutdown, you know we have the great Clemson team with us, the national champions,” Trump said. “So we went out and we ordered American fast food, paid for by me. Lots of hamburgers, lots of pizza."

      “We have some very large people that like eating. [He actually said that.] So I think we're going to have a little fun,” he added. “If it's American, I like it. It's all American stuff.”

      The dinner of champions included Big Macs, chicken nuggets, Filet-O-Fish, and “many, many French fries -- all of our favourite foods”, he said.

      Long gone are the days of kids planting lettuce and turnips with former First Lady Michelle Obama in the White House vegetable garden. 

      The 45th, who we know loves his steak cooked well-done and served with ketchup, is alleged to have joked about the athletes eating greens prepared by some of the women around him: “Do we give you some little quick salads that the First Lady and Second Lady could make,” the Express reported. “But I said you guys aren’t into salads. Or do I send out for about 1,000 hamburgers?”

      Not surprisingly, the Twitterverse had a field day with Trump's latest embodiment of everything that's wrong with America.