We’ve already heard plenty about President Trump’s fast-food spread for the NCAA college football national champion Clemson Tigers at the White House, including fact-checks about how much it cost the president, how many hamburgers were really served, and how high the burgers would really stack (certainly not “a mile high” like Trump said).
A lot of people considered the shutdown spread at the White House an insult to the players, and a few have stepped up to offer the team the meal they deserve. Good Morning America’s Michael Strahan on Tuesday said he’d invite the team on the show for the proper meal they deserve.
ATTENTION @ClemsonFB: @michaelstrahan has a very important announcement for you! Should we expect to see you in Times Square for lobster AND caviar soon?#QTNA #GMADay https://t.co/W1vUNMab63 pic.twitter.com/fwPlNxERyb
— Good Morning America (@GMA) January 15, 2019
And if Trump had served lobster and caviar on the taxpayers’ dime during a government shutdown, we’d have heard the terrible optics of that, too.
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) January 16, 2019
And who will pay for flight and hotel? LOL. Stop making a mountain out of a molehill.
— JP (@jonabula) January 16, 2019
It's amazing how many sad people are looking to use a pretty cool moment from @realDonaldTrump to desperately draw attention to themselves.
— Rusty Weiss ??? (@rustyweiss74) January 16, 2019
These kids were grateful to be at the White House…..so what is GMA trying to do? I find it quite telling…
— hfn (@hfnoo59) January 15, 2019
Fascinating how out of touch GMA is. Just when we think that media elitism is a myth, they literally do something that takes elitism to absurd levels. “Oh… so sorry you had to slum with McDonald’s poor children”
— Viewpoint Neutral (@ViewpointNeutr1) January 16, 2019
I agree with you! Our President cannot win no matter what he does! If he had a big meal prepared everyone would have had a fit! And he does not need to be shamed by @GMADay @michaelstrahan Maybe you should have paid for the dinner at the White House!
— Jean Preziosi (@jpreziosi) January 15, 2019
Going to White House was a big accomplishment along with winning the National Championship. I could care less about the food.
— Michael S Childers (@childersms) January 15, 2019
That's a great offer but please don't cheapen this by making it political. Can we just be happy for their accomplishments without it being a political tool. I thought better of you, @michaelstrahan .
— Lynn Ludwig (@LudwigLynn) January 16, 2019
As a Clemson Tiger fan, our boys got what they were playing for the National Championship trophy. The Clemson Tigers played a great game, are a great team, are a great organization, & they'll all grow up to be great men.
Stop cheapening the win by politicizing food.
— Abby Martin (@intownmom) January 15, 2019
Man I wish I was on the Clemson team I'd take McDonald's over lobster any day because for real they are college football boys that eat fast food on the daily and workout on the daily not business men that need lobster …lobster is overrated and use for sucking up
— Jonathon Hernandez (@realsrhjon) January 16, 2019
As a Tiger from birth, I would be disappointed in the staff if they accepted your offer. To discredit their visit yesterday is shameful! We do not waiver in our beliefs and it’s just one of the reasons why we are so great! #allin
— ???ᘻᖇSᗷᗩᖇᖇᘿᒪᑢᕼᗩSᘿᖇ??? (@mrsbarrelchase2) January 15, 2019
These boys were HAPPY! Why does everything have to be a fight.
— Jen Moroch Fara FOOTBALL/BASKETBALL/SOCCER MOM (@fara_jennifer) January 16, 2019
The trip to White House was not about food. Was an honor for our Tigers. #allin
— Pam Bowers (@LOclog11) January 16, 2019
I for one am enjoying our new president.
— Jared Ewy (@Jaredewy) January 16, 2019
Is Michael Strahan paying or is he just being paid to keep the hate floating…
— Diane Grieco (@GriecoDiane) January 16, 2019
— randy k (@rwekeen) January 16, 2019
Well pat yourself on the back! Do you feel better now?
— PF (@PF54) January 16, 2019
Buh-Bye @michaelstrahan. Should have not gotten political!
— Sue Fennelly (@suefennelly03) January 16, 2019
So long GMA! Not watching anymore.
— Mary Stone (@MarySto83551150) January 15, 2019
It wouldn’t matter; you wouldn’t miss the team showing up to eat lobster and caviar on camera.
I believe this would be a violation of NCAA rules.
— jefferylbonner (@jefferybonner) January 16, 2019
Wouldn't this be a NCAA violation. Since he is a former pro athlete
— paul (@tallpaul1171977) January 16, 2019
It’s the thought that counts, though, right?
NEVER CHANGE: Journos are fact checking Trump on the number of hamburgers he purchased for the Clemson football team https://t.co/PCDxr3w2I7
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) January 15, 2019