Burger King trolls Trump for spelling 'hamburgers' wrong in tweet about White House fast food feast
On Monday night, President Trump hosted a dinner for the Clemson University Tigers to celebrate winning the NCAA championship. And what do you serve a championship football team from a South Carolina college, on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Washington D.C. to visit the White House? A buffet of McDonald's, Burger King, Wendy's and Domino's, the low-cost, low-nutrition fast food you can purchase at the airport. (But it's all right, it's not like highly trained athletes care about what food they eat, right?)
The ludicrous image of the president proudly presenting cheap fast food on fancy silver platters went viral. On subreddits and on social media, people couldn't believe this was real life. Movie fans compared the photo to comical scenes from Kingsman and Talladega Nights. Fast food buffs speculated the food might have gone cold, turning the fries hard and the burgers soggy. Foreigners snarked that the picture is the perfect representation of the USA. Trump critics roasted the cheapskate gutbomb cuisine; Trump supporters praised the awesome blue collar party; and locals wondered why POTUS didn't order catering from various spots in D.C., including Trump Hotel's restaurant across the street.
In a statement, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders blamed the budget buffet on the 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," she said in a statement. (It is not clear if Sanders remembers Trump took responsibility for the government shutdown on December 11, stating, "I am proud to shut down the government for border security.")
Of course, it's no secret that Trump loves fast food. Last year, his former campaign managers wrote a tell-all book revealing his regular order at McDonald's: "Two Big Macs, two Fillet-O-Fish, and a chocolate malted." (And yes, that's one meal.) And before the Clemson Tigers arrived, he stood behind the table, praising the fast food feast. "If it’s American, I like it," Trump stated. "It’s all American stuff. No matter what we did, there’s nothing you can have that’s better than that, right?"
On Tuesday, President Trump commented on the dinner, with his typical Randomly Capitalized Words. But this time, the man behind "covfefe" made an embarrassing spelling error. "Great being with the National Champion Clemson Tigers last night at the White House," he tweeted. "Because of the Shutdown, I served them massive amounts of Fast Food. (I paid), over 1000 hamberders etc. Within one hour, it was all gone. Great guys and big eaters!"
Mmmm - who doesn't love delicious "hamberders?" They go so well with friders and Diet Kerrrrrd. Trump later deleted his tweet, but not before eagle-eyed journalists captured the moment for posterity. And the typo did not go unnoticed by one of Trump's favorite fine restaurants, Burger King. The fast food giant trolled the fast food president, tweeting, "due to a large order placed yesterday, we're all out of hamberders. just serving hamburgers today."
Well, that's bad news! I hope they don't run out of covefefe.