Fast food at White House for North Dakota football champs

Addressing how he had offered up a similar meal to the Tigers during their visit in January, which occurred during the government shutdown, Trump remarked, "We like American companies".

Trump served a similar spread that included hundreds of hamburgers to Clemson's players in January.

The grand mahogany table of the White House State Dining Room was set with white roses, fine china, silver platters stacked with Big Macs and pouches of fried chicken sandwiches, and bowls of extra sauce.

The grub came from Chick-fil-A, McDonald's and Domino's, and team members were lauded by the president before they dug in. It was the team's seventh national championship since 2011. 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.

During the visit, Stick also presented Trump, the 45th President of the United States, with a custom "45" jersey. "So I think we're going to have a little fun".

You may remember that Trump hosted Clemson in January at the White House to celebrate the Tigers' 44-16 national championship win over Alabama. He said he personally paid for that meal because much of the staff in the White House residence had been furloughed by a government shutdown. "It's all American stuff". Trump said of his choice of food offerings. "And I know no matter what we did, there's nothing you could have that's better than that".

  • Stacy Allen