Trump serves up junk food to athletes again

Posted March 08, 2019

"We could've had chefs, we could have, but we had fast food".

Proving he's a stickler for tradition, President Trump feted the North Dakota State football team with fast-food feast Monday in a White House celebration of its title-winning season in the Football Championship Subdivision. That visit occurred during the federal government shutdown when some of the White House staff had been furloughed, according to press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

Trump is greeting football players at the White House with fast food — again

"Because I know you people very well", Trump, famed for his fast-food fondness, told the athletes to light laughter. Not to mention the president is a huge personal fan of the California native fast food enterprise: "We like American companies, OK?" he declared.

President Donald Trump speaks behind a table full of McDonald's hamburgers as he welcomes the 2018 Football Division I FCS champs North Dakota State Bison in the Diplomatic Room of the White House, March 4, 2019.

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North Dakota State, a Division I university, basically plays one level below Clemson University, which competes for the NCAA's Football Bowl Series (FBS) championship. Chick-fil-A. Not even the Tigers got that.

While they didn't expect there to be any food, Trump made sure the players were treated to some burgers and fries.

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The Bison reportedly approached the trip as a team bonding experience.

Another national championship college football team visited the White House. Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence lauded the move and said that he loved the spread Trump put on to welcome the team to the White House.

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"We addressed [politics]", Entz said.