President Trump serves fast food dinner on silver platters

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The White House has hosted many special and important dinners over the years, but President Trump's dinner on Monday night might be a high contender for the strangest!

President Donald Trump held a banquet made up completely of fast food! This was because there weren't enough chefs in the White House to cook a big meal.

The Clemson Tigers, national college football winners, were served up 300 burgers on silver platters, along with pizza, fries and lots of different sauces.

"Because of the shutdown... we went out and we ordered American fast food paid for by me," Trump explained in an interview with reporters.

Check out the pictures!

President Trump's candlelit fast food dinner
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President Donald Trump was forced to serve fast food at a dinner with the Clemson Tigers football team on Monday night.

I had a choice — do we have no food for you or do we give you some little quick salads that the first lady will make along with … the second lady...

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800,000 workers in the United States have had to work with no pay or been told to stay home because of a US government shutdown - this includes many of the White House staff.
Some of the players take pictures with the foodPool
The government has been forced to partially close until a spending bill is approved - but President Trump's Republican party and the opposing Democratic party are refusing to budge on the debate.
Donald Trump with a table full of fast foodPool

Since 22 December, the United States government has been forced into shutdown as a result of a breakdown in debate around a spending bill.

It is now the longest government shutdown in US history.

There are no signs that it will end anytime soon with both sides of the debate refusing to budge on one key issue - the building of a wall between the United States and Mexico.

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President Trump: "We have pizzas, we have 300 hamburgers, many, many French fries, all of our favourite foods..."
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President Trump: "If it's American, I like it. It's all American stuff..."
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The Clemson Tigers tucking inPool
The Clemson Tigers seemed to really enjoy the food!


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  • Comment number 3. Posted by U17433506

    15 Jan 2019 19:35
    WHATTT!!! How does that go down with other places like ,umm I dunno , Britain!!!

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  • Comment number 2. Posted by BrownieQueen

    15 Jan 2019 18:55
    Oh, Trump 🙄
  • Comment number 1. Posted by TheFandomGirl

    15 Jan 2019 15:08
    See, that's what happens when you shut down congress.