President Donald Trump celebrated the Clemson Tigers in January with a robust spread of fast food from McDonald’s, Wendy’s and Burger King. On Monday, Trump welcomed the North Dakota State University football team to the White House and treated them to an even better fast food buffet.
The North Dakota State University Bison were undefeated in 2018 and won the NCAA Division I Football Subdivision Championship by beating Eastern Washington by the score of 38-24. NDSU, which won its seventh national title in eight years, was invited to the White House to celebrate their most recent championship and treated to a smorgasbord of fast food.
The luncheon at the White House featured Big Macs, French fries, and Chick-fil-A, a huge improvement from Clemson’s fast food options. The POTUS cited the government shutdown as the reason for the fast food offerings for Clemson as staff at the White House was cut at the time. President Trump said he personally paid for Clemson championship meal at the White House.
With the shutdown over, it seems as though the President wants to make the fast food buffet a new White House tradition. “We like American companies,” Trump said of the fast food.
However, Trump’s administration appears to have made a major faux pas by not serving Chick-fil-A waffle fries.
“There’s a lot of big people I’m standing next to, these are big, strong powerful champions,” Trump said of the Bison players. “We could have had chefs, but we got fast food. I know you people very well,” Trump said of the fast food lunch.
Bisons’ quarterback Easton Stick, who threw five touchdowns in the championship game, flew from Indianapolis, Indiana, where the NFL combines are being held at Lucas Oil Stadium, to Washington D.C. so he could meet the President and be honored with his teammates. At the combine, Stick is garnering much praise for his athleticism.
President Trump said Stick is going to be a rich man and looks like Tom Brady. “He’s got the whole package. Somebody better draft him,” Trump said of Stick.” Trump told Stick, “He’s gonna be a rich guy, don’t worry about the money, just do a great job. I think you’re gonna be fantastic.”
Trump then read the accomplishments of Bisons wide receiver Darrius Shepherd, who was named Most Valuable Player in North Dakota State’s championship victory. “Not bad,” Trump told Darrius on his two touchdowns, including a 78-yard reception, in the championship game. Shepherd, who is also vying to make it to the NFL, said the White House visit is “something we’ll never forget.”
But will anybody be as excited for the fast food at the White House as much as Clemson’s Matt Bockhorst was?