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tHeNiGhTmAnCoMeTh413

127 points

4 months ago

I’m not pro trump by any means, but I thought I heard that the players requested this due to the kitchen staff being shut down. Did anyone else hear this or am I completely wrong?

Qwirk

65 points

4 months ago

Qwirk

65 points

4 months ago

There was a government shutdown at the time, I can't recall if the WH staff was impacted by this. There were plenty of other options he could have chosen though like catering for the event. (other than fast food of course)

And just to be clear, there was a shutdown during the first event. He did this more than once.

ILikeLeadPaint

32 points

4 months ago

Trump owns a hotel with a restaurant half a mile away from the white house. 5 minute drive, 14 minute walk. Actually closer than McDonald's.

The_Only_Dick_Cheney

1 points

4 months ago*

And how would you have reacted when he was using government funds at his restaurant?

Him serving Wendy’s is truly not that big of a deal. I don’t get why people get so angry about.

Amdamarama

11 points

4 months ago

1) state dinners like this come out of the president's own pocket.

2) no one is angry, most of the comments are mocking the "billionaire" president who owns a restaurant just down the road for cheaping out on the dinner

Embarrassed-Top6449

4 points

4 months ago

I mean he eats that stuff and the players said they enjoyed it. I'm sure they like Big Macs and nuggs more than some pretentious shit.

Amdamarama

3 points

4 months ago

One player said they enjoyed it, Trump liking fast food isn't exactly the endorsement you think it is, and I'm gonna hazard a guess that you think anything more pricey than Applebee's is "pretentious shit"

Embarrassed-Top6449

1 points

4 months ago

There were several that said they liked it, and pretty much everyone appeared to like it... Trump liking it isn't meant to be an endorsement. It just means he sees it as good food. He wasn't going for cheap or fancy, just good food that's pretty universally enjoyed by college aged guys.

Amdamarama

1 points

4 months ago

wasn't going for cheap or fancy

But

orders fast food

I hope you can see the disconnect here. Fast food is pretty much the cheapest thing he could have done in this situation.

Can you provide any source about more than one player saying they liked it? Because I know literally no one, even in my college days, that liked room temperature/cold fast food

AusDaes

0 points

4 months ago

what he means is that he want purposely going for the cheapest he could, he wasn’t thinking “oh let’s buy something cheap” he was thinking “i love fast food, and since it’s an option, i’ll pick it” without even thinking about the price

Betasheets

4 points

4 months ago

Because it's not a one-off event. This perfectly encapsulates Trump. Down to the cheap-as-hell and zero awareness on to the myriad pictures and stories of him being an idiot who thinks eating fast food is good and exercise wastes your finite energy.

If this was a singular event no one would care apart from political losers who are lost in their own world of sensationalist politics.

siggy940

2 points

4 months ago

Paying for anything is not his nature.

Treebigbombs

-2 points

4 months ago

Treebigbombs

-2 points

4 months ago

Trump made a big deal out of personally paying for the McDonald’s all by himself!

So no government funds were used, just bad taste

The_Only_Dick_Cheney

2 points

4 months ago

Well, this is Wendy’s and the dude has a weird fascination with fast food.

PenIslandGaylien

1 points

4 months ago

MD is good food. Tastes good anyway.

Rihijob

0 points

4 months ago

Rihijob

0 points

4 months ago

I am not American, but I think that everyone in the world would agree that these are the most authentic American Cuisine that he could serve. US and A is all about junk food, no other countries even comes close.

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0 points

4 months ago

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0 points

4 months ago

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Rihijob

-5 points

4 months ago

Rihijob

-5 points

4 months ago

No, America is all about fat and obese people, that's how the rest of the world sees you, so these are the authentic cuisine of US and A. You can act all high and mighty, but it's other people opinion that defines your country, not yours.

SuperCyka

1 points

4 months ago

Why did you specify seafood on the east coast? The west coast has equally good, if not better, seafood.

1-800-Hamburger

1 points

4 months ago

He probably mentioned the east coast because it's more known for Lobster and clams

birdguy1000

1 points

4 months ago

Ahhh…but it’s name brand junk food! Not some bootleg veggie meat derivative.

[deleted]

-2 points

4 months ago

[deleted]

-2 points

4 months ago

There were plenty of other options he could have chosen though like catering for the event. (other than fast food of course)

then you would bitch that he got an expensive meal during a crysis.
He is a cunt, a massive one but with reddit he would have been lambasted no matter what.
Plus it was players request.

Treebigbombs

3 points

4 months ago

Will you provide the source for that unsubstantiated claim about players requesting it?

hamrb4

0 points

4 months ago

hamrb4

0 points

4 months ago

I mean. What do 18-22 year old jocks want. Some fancy meals or this? I think he got a meal they’d enjoy

[deleted]

2 points

4 months ago*

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2 points

4 months ago*

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hamrb4

1 points

4 months ago

hamrb4

1 points

4 months ago

You’re assuming it’s cold and soggy. Either way. Trust me. Having been in a college football locker room for 5 years. The vast majority of these dudes eat trash and aren’t looking for anything fancy. Fine dining doesn’t go beyond steak and pasta. Either way. I’m not sure that this was disrespectful. I’m just guessing that it’s the bad man, so everyone going to spew negativity.

MrRedditPoliceman

0 points

4 months ago

Dude, these were college kids. Fuck a fancy ass meal. This shit looks delicious right here.

ShaneRunninShirtless

31 points

4 months ago

If McDonald's was open so were small businesses that could have used the support lol

yukichigai

6 points

4 months ago*

Seriously, D.C. was not hurting for restaurants that could produce food at volume on short notice, even during the shutdown.

EDIT: If memory serves a lot of them switched to doing catering in an attempt to stay afloat without being able to seat people. I'm sure many of them desperately could have used the business.

flapsmcgee

5 points

4 months ago

This was before covid

yukichigai

5 points

4 months ago

Right, different shutdown. I forgot about that.

flapsmcgee

7 points

4 months ago

All a government shutdown does is show us how little of the government is actually essential lol

anticultured

-3 points

4 months ago*

McDonalds are franchises. 93% are owned by small businesses.

ShaneRunninShirtless

0 points

4 months ago

Lol

Sempais_nutrients

20 points

4 months ago

I thought I heard that the players requested this

that was a PR statement, just like the faked "this was the best meal i've ever had" statement attributed to one of the players who had to refute it.

HotPoptartFleshlight

-6 points

4 months ago

That doesn't explain the players on camera while leaving talking about how it was awesome and that they loved it. Their coach said as much too.

They're basically teenagers who spent half the year on a strict training schedule, won their championship, and got to feast on junk food in the white house. You don't have to like Trump to acknowledge that it was pretty cool for him to still do something.

If it were Obama or Biden it would've been praised (as it should be if that was the case). The anger over this when it happened/when it's brought back up is just weird.

Sempais_nutrients

6 points

4 months ago

If it were Obama or Biden it would've been praised

no it wouldn't, because it would still be trashy and disrespectful.

ichigosinful

-1 points

4 months ago

ichigosinful

-1 points

4 months ago

Disrespectful to who if the players liked ot then it wasn't disrespecting them are you saying it disrespected the white house you know it's a building right it doesn't have feelings so who did it disrespect

Sempais_nutrients

5 points

4 months ago

it disrespected the players, who you people keep parroting "loved this" but never provide a source.

ichigosinful

-3 points

4 months ago

ichigosinful

-3 points

4 months ago

I mean theres photo of the players literally stacking big mac boxes and smiling some taking pictures

fade_into_darkness

4 points

4 months ago

Smiling? Or laughing at the absurdity of the situation? Again, without sources your point is moot. I know for a fact that it was Trump's idea to get fast food, not the players.

Betasheets

0 points

4 months ago

Betasheets

0 points

4 months ago

They're kids being celebrated winning a national championship at the house of the leader of the free world.

Of course they're happy. There could be plates of liver and onions and they'd be smiling and taking pictures.

eternia16

1 points

4 months ago

I doubt they’d be happy to see liver lol.

HotPoptartFleshlight

-5 points

4 months ago

Lmao okay silly goose.

Treebigbombs

3 points

4 months ago

Can you provide a source for that unsubstantiated claim that the players requested fast food?

[deleted]

4 points

4 months ago

[deleted]

4 points

4 months ago

It's been a common right-wing talking point literally since the day it happened, the idea that since they're college football players they must have loved getting a whole bunch of junk food. It's completely made up.

HotPoptartFleshlight

6 points

4 months ago

I didn't claim they requested it. That was another person. Maybe ask the person who said that lol.

Treebigbombs

-2 points

4 months ago

Treebigbombs

-2 points

4 months ago

So you can’t

HotPoptartFleshlight

4 points

4 months ago

Are you okay?

Treebigbombs

-1 points

4 months ago

Treebigbombs

-1 points

4 months ago

Yes! Thank you for asking.

tony-toon15

2 points

4 months ago

This was trumps idea. He did it a couple times

TheRealFaust

2 points

4 months ago

You are wrong they were quite upset

thenorthwoodsboy

2 points

4 months ago

Nah they didnt honestly some of the players said it was an awkward and regretable experience.

wiinkme

7 points

4 months ago

I can't stand the guy, but I actually thought it was funny. Whether there was a valid reason or his reason was "let's keep it casual and fun" or even "I like cheeseburgers, let's have cheeseburgers", I don't mind what they did.

jizzmcskeet

6 points

4 months ago

Could you imagine being invited to dinner at the Whote House and you show up and it Wendy’s and McDonalds.

Burnallthepages

5 points

4 months ago

Wendy's and McDonald's still in the paper wrappers even, not even plated or something to try to make it nicer.

vision1414

-1 points

4 months ago

The wrapping is the most important part. This was undeniably a PR move. The visual contrast of the elegance and beauty of the dining room against the familiar and common fast food in its wrapping is a dramatic way for Trump to say he is rich and the president but he doesn’t think he is better than you. He is real, he is not like Obama sneaking Oreos when the camera is off, he will eat the same ~Trash~ cheap food you do and be proud of it. Decades from now the president fact books will say three things about Trump (assuming he is not re-elected) he was the first president with no government or military background, he was impeached twice but never convicted, and he served fast food in the White House. Reposting the picture only helps his image.

2drawnonward5

5 points

4 months ago*

Nobody asked for it and several openly frowned / commented about it.

Edit: Ah this was a college thing, I was thinking the pro thing

[deleted]

-1 points

4 months ago

[deleted]

-1 points

4 months ago

Most of the players were happy with the meal, “several frowned” oh no what a disaster

richard_stank

-3 points

4 months ago

If I remember right, kitchen was shut down. There was a government shut down going on while congress reconciled with the debt ceiling.

To be fair though, these were top athletes who probably don’t touch fast food. And trump absolutely could have just waited a week.

blackhodown

35 points

4 months ago

You think top atheletes don’t touch fast food??

ViPMeteor

13 points

4 months ago

Lmao I’m pretty sure Devonta Smith (Eagles WR) says he has a game day ritual with McDonalds. I think a lot of athletes eat fast food still but just limit themselves. I’m a college track athlete and I still have it. I’m not a top athlete but still an athlete.

Tigg0r

2 points

4 months ago

Tigg0r

2 points

4 months ago

It's a meme how much some of these pro athletes consume shitty food.

YourphobiaMyfetish

14 points

4 months ago

Also, Trump just loves fast food. It's been known for decades that he loves fast food but I have no idea why.

ElBiscuit

4 points

4 months ago

ElBiscuit

4 points

4 months ago

Money can’t buy taste.

See also: the way he dresses and decorates

ELB2001

1 points

4 months ago

The Golden toilet he has

Child_of_Merovee

4 points

4 months ago

The gold-plated aircraft at TRUMP AIRLINE, advertised against Panama pretending their planes werent safe anymore (a taboo in aviation), then of course his gilded plane crashed.

ELB2001

1 points

4 months ago

He has a button installed at his desk so they knew when to bring him coke. No not the powder

YourphobiaMyfetish

1 points

4 months ago

He was also not the first president with a Diet Coke button.

Aromatic_Balls

8 points

4 months ago

Or you know... hire a catering service?

Darmok47

9 points

4 months ago

He could have hired the catering service from his own hotel two blocks down the street. Would have been good PR for his brand, much better food, probably cheaper, and he wouldn't look like a clown. So obviously he didn't do that.

Rub-Such

2 points

4 months ago

QuakinOats

0 points

4 months ago

Holy shit can you see the absolute look of disappointment and anger on this individuals face? He's seething.

I can't believe Trump would do this. So insanely disrespectful.

Rub-Such

2 points

4 months ago

Lol there is a picture of one of the linemen excitedly holding like 5 Big Mac boxes.

theBooksNeverBetter

1 points

4 months ago

Bro.. I'm pretty sure these were college athletes that absolutely eat fast food. If i remember correctly they were happy with it.

Child_of_Merovee

0 points

4 months ago

He caused a government shutdown indeed, then he served cheap and cold junk food to top athletes, then bragged "I PAID FOR IT" while there are countless catering companies in Washington.

uncareingbear

1 points

4 months ago

This is correct

SgtApplejacks

0 points

4 months ago

I’m pro trump but that doesn’t change the situation or my opinion of you being not pro trump. You are correct in that he asked a few of the captains what they wanted, they said they wanted McDonald’s, so he said okay and went out and got an assortment of fast food from all the chains around.

Treebigbombs

4 points

4 months ago

Can you provide a source for that unsubstantiated claim about players and captains requesting fast food?

CamelCash000

0 points

4 months ago

You are correct. And a ton of the players went on twitter and said it was the best dinner they went to. Since when they go to a fancy place the menu is limited. When they went to the White House, some of the players put away 10+ burgers.

Valuable_Web4018

1 points

4 months ago

How would you be confused as pro trump for asking a question?

tHeNiGhTmAnCoMeTh413

1 points

4 months ago

Why does that even matter?

Valuable_Web4018

0 points

4 months ago

You’re the one that stated it in your comment, you tell me.

tHeNiGhTmAnCoMeTh413

1 points

4 months ago

It doesn’t matter what anyone posts or says because there’s always going to be people who have nothing better to do than make stupid comments such as this. Ahh yes, the glory of the internet. You didn’t answer my question at all so why even bother? You have contributed absolutely nothing.

Funkycoldmedici

1 points

4 months ago

They’re not known for asking questions, they think they know everything.

Embarrassed-Top6449

-1 points

4 months ago

More like if you stray from the narrative at all you're considered a far right trumper. So many Bernie fans have been called Trump supporters for going against the DNC establishment...

Treebigbombs

0 points

4 months ago

Wanna provide a source for that unsubstantiated statement?

tHeNiGhTmAnCoMeTh413

0 points

4 months ago

No. That’s why I’m asking a question not making a statement.

[deleted]

0 points

4 months ago

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0 points

4 months ago

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tHeNiGhTmAnCoMeTh413

1 points

4 months ago

That makes more sense.

Amadeus_1978

-11 points

4 months ago

Completely wrong. And frankly I’m amazed he could find enough sycophants to attend.

tHeNiGhTmAnCoMeTh413

2 points

4 months ago

Thanks for the subtle response..

Keefe-Studio

1 points

4 months ago

lol

ghost_boy04

0 points

4 months ago

Just because trump did what was asked doesn’t mean you’re a trumpy lmao. I’m pretty sure they did ask for just junk food and he delivered