President Donald Trump has pulled some amazing stunts during his time in office, and his latest act might be one of the zaniest yet. On Monday (Jan. 14), the nation’s leader invited the NCAA football champions Clemson Tigers to the White House to celebrate their win, offering a spread of good ol’ ‘Murrican fast food for the student-athletes.
“Great being with the National Champion Clemson Tigers last night at the White House. 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 tweeted Tuesday morning (Jan. 15).
Hamberders. We’ll just let that hang there a bit.
Trump shamelessly mentioned the federal shutdown as the reason for serving the team McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Burger King, and pizza. Imagine blowing out one of the top college football teams to win the championship, only to be served fast food in honor of your big win.
Twitter has rightly seized on President Trump’s insistence to clog up the arteries of these young men and the jokes have been flying. We’ve collected some of the best responses in the gallery.
"ONE. THOUSAND. HAMBERDERS" pic.twitter.com/SjkKN00jCx— TechnicallyRon (@TechnicallyRon) January 15, 2019
I’ll take strange moments in U.S. history for $800, Alex. https://t.co/XIKBAKUsVV— Mitch Sherman (@mitchsherman) January 15, 2019
Nick Saban didn't die for this https://t.co/pL7d4Gefkn— BUM CHILLUPS AKA SPENCER HALL (@edsbs) January 14, 2019
A modern day renaissance painting pic.twitter.com/sEo5Zgt4Ns— Yahoo Sports (@YahooSports) January 15, 2019
Many people say it was the most hamberders ever purchased and consumed! https://t.co/K5Z7agtHqF— Chris Cillizza (@ChrisCillizza) January 15, 2019
Guess the only wall he’s building is made of hamberders.https://t.co/iXYoWEZILE— Full Frontal (@FullFrontalSamB) January 15, 2019
I hope big champions verry much emjoyed the hamberders (I payed) pic.twitter.com/UfRCS1nF3d— Chuck Wendig (@ChuckWendig) January 15, 2019
It was far fewer than 1,000 hamberders. https://t.co/zwNyKEs9zL— Philip Bump (@pbump) January 15, 2019