President TrumpDonald John TrumpLanny Davis: Trump views Cohen as ‘greatest threat to his presidency’ House Oversight chairman accuses Trump of making ‘a lot of money’ off presidency Trump references ‘Wounded Knee’ in tweet mocking Warren MORE said Monday that the White House will serve food from fast food chains McDonald’s, Wendy’s and Burger King, as well as pizza, to the national champion Clemson University Tigers during the football team’s visit later in the day.
“I really mean it,” Trump told reporters outside the White House. “It will be interesting. And I would think that’s their favorite food.”
“The Clemson national championship team will be coming tonight. It will be exciting. Very great team. Unbelievable team. I think we’re going to serve McDonalds, Wendys, and Burger King…some pizza. I really mean it. Their favorite food. So we’ll see what happens”
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— Howard Mortman (@HowardMortman) January 14, 2019
The president is scheduled to participate in a public event with the team at 6:30 p.m. in the East Room of the White House. He said their visit is dependent on the weather after the Washington, D.C., area received up to a foot of snow over the weekend.
Monday will mark the second time the Clemson University football team will visit Trump at the White House. The team also made the trip following its national championship victory in 2017.
Clemson defeated the University of Alabama Crimson Tide in this year’s national title game, blowing out the defending champions, 44-16.
Some championship athletes and teams have opted to forego the traditional White House visit since Trump took office. The president rescinded invitations to the NBA’s Golden State Warriors and the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles in recent years after players on each team criticized Trump or indicated they did not plan to attend.