Donald Trump serves up colossal McDonald's order for college football team in the White House
There are some sights you never think you'll see. One of them was a president serving up a colossal McDonald's feast to guests at the White House. But last night, Donald Trump blew all our expectations out of the water when, rather than a state dinner, he ordered in McDonald's, Burger King, pizza and Wendy's to feed the Clemson Tigers.
Served on silver platters, the fast-food was a far cry from the usual lavish fine dining served at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue - and the rest of America wasn't quite sure what to make of it...
Trump announced on Monday that the winners of the College Football Playoff National Championship would be greeted with an array of fast food options to celebrate their win, saying: "I think we're going to serve McDonald's, Wendy's, and Burger Kings with some pizza. I really mean it. It'll be interesting."
He made good on his promise - as pictures of Trump preparing to welcome the players with fast-food served on silver plates emerged, no one could quite believe it
Around 300 burgers were set out for the players to eat, according to the White House
"The President wanted to host a fun event to celebrate the College Football National Champion Clemson Tigers," White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement
She continued to blame the Democrats for the controversial spread, stating: "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 favourite fast foods"
America's billionaire leader asserted that it was the right option, saying: "We have some very large people that like eating. So I think we’re going to have a little fun"
"I want to see what’s here when we leave, because I don’t think it’s going to be much," he added
The food was also patriotic, the former reality TV star claimed. When asked whether he preferred McDonald’s or Wendy’s, he noted: "If it’s American, I like it. It’s all American stuff. No matter what we did, there’s nothing you can have that’s better than that, right?"
About a quarter of the federal government has been shut down for the past 24 days after Trump demanded $5.7 billion to build a wall on the southern border with Mexico
Some 800,000 federal employees have been forced to go on unpaid leave or work without pay since December 22
As the closure enters its fourth week, it shows no signs of resolution