January 15, 2019 11:41 am
President Trump about a table full of fast food in the State Dining Room of the White House on Monday for the reception for the Clemson Tigers.
Maybe he saved the missing 700 for his midnight snack?
Fast food fanatic President Trump claimed Tuesday he bought more than 1,000 “hamberders” for the Clemson Tigers football team, contradicting his own aides who put the number of calorie bombs at 300.
The President, who hosted the college sports champions for a fast food feast in the State Dining Room Monday evening, made the inconsistent assertion in a misspelled morning tweet that was quickly mocked on social media.
“Great being with the National Champion Clemson Tigers last night at the White House,” Trump posted. “Because of the Shutdown I served them massive amounts of Fast Food (I paid), over 1000 hamberders etc. Within one hour, it was all gone. Great guys and big eaters!”
Trump bragged about buying "hamberders."
Trump bragged about buying "hamberders." (Twitter)
Ahead of the junk food chow-down, which featured an assortment of unhealthy dishes from McDonald’s, Wendy’s and Burger King, deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley said the President had copped “more than 300” burgers.
Gidley did not return a request for comment on the inconsistency.
Some Twitter users questioned how it was even possible for the notoriously word-mangling commander-in-chief to misspell "hamburgers.”
“My autocorrect corrected hamberder to hamburger so HOW DO YOU EVEN GET THAT WRONG????” British actress Amanda Abbington tweeted.
Others questioned why Trump — who has a history of bragging about his wealth — would boast about going out of pocket for some of the cheapest food around and pondered whether the President was trying to divert attention from a government shutdown that he could end immediately.
“He wanted to use them as propaganda props to show America, ‘Oh woe is me! The shutdown is so bad I have to feed these great athletes cheap fast food,’” California physician Eugene Gu tweeted. “He is counting on the fact that he can blame this shutdown on the Democrats when in fact he is the one