Just to come full circle, the White House press break room’s vending machine was restocked on Monday even though the government was still technically shut down:
Important update from the White House press area. The Government is still shutdown however the vending machine has been restocked. pic.twitter.com/nKc2K5C6i7
— Noah Gray (@NoahGrayCNN) January 22, 2018
WTH. Feeding reporters is an essential service? They can’t break in snacks from home?
As we told you over the weekend, the machine was cleaned out and reporters had nothing to munch on as they covered the funding crisis:
Nothing so clearly says long day and late night at WH press room: pic.twitter.com/ZNUuvKour9
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) January 20, 2018
Someone even finally ate the last pack of Elfin Crackers:
Update: In what was certainly an act of utter desperation someone went for the Elfin crackers and thus the @WhiteHouse press break room snack vending machine is now depleted. #governmentshutdown pic.twitter.com/IMIoHFgazV
— Steve Herman (@W7VOA) January 20, 2018
Well, since the press is so concerned about the president’s diet and weight and all, maybe the White House should replace all of the candy and chips in the vending machine with healthy snacks? You know, so the people in the media can lead by example.
Mark Knoller tweets sad photo of White House vending machine as shutdown looms https://t.co/FGVAsHsS4Z
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) January 20, 2018