Trump serves fast food to football players in the State Dining Room of the White House
US President Donald Trump at his own expense served fast food to the American football team Clemson Tigers at the White House, Sara Sanders has informed to journalists on Tuesday.
“Because the Democrats refuse to negotiate border security, many of the White House’s permanent employees are on unpaid leave. So the president personally pays for delivering some of the favorite (brand) fast food at the event,” said Sanders.
The Clemson Tigers team won first place in the playoffs of the national championship of the national football championship among universities.
According to the White House, among the treats were McDonald’s, Burger King and Wendys.
Trump himself in communicating with reporters before the reception admitted that he prefers McDonald’s or Wendis.
“I like it all. It’s all good stuff, great American food. It will be very interesting to see at the end of the evening how many will remain … We have pizzas, we have 300 hamburgers, many, many fries, all our favorite food,” he said.
A number of US departments, including the State Department, the Ministry of Justice, the Department of Homeland Security, Transport and Agriculture, have been working in a reduced mode since December 22. The reason for the shutdown became disagreements between the president and the Democratic Party over the financing of security measures on the southern border.
Trump, for whom the construction of the wall on the border with Mexico was one of the pre-election promises, demands to allocate 5.7 billion dollars for it, refusing to sign the budget otherwise. The democrats, who received a majority in the House of Representatives as a result of the November elections, are ready to allocate no more than 1.3 billion additional funds.