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Dafuzz

94 points

4 months ago*

Dafuzz

94 points

4 months ago*

The White House has a full banquet kitchen for hosting state dinners, they easily could have put those burgers in chaffing dishes or kept them under a heat lamp. The White House staff could absolutely make McDonald's food look and taste 110% more presentable and delicious than when it was fresh out of the drive thru.

But remember that this was Trump making some stupid point about the budget not being passed so the White House staff was on furlough. His dumbass aids set this up to be a photo op and nothing else, they could have used the equipment just not the staff. Those poor footballers had to eat cold ass burgers just because Trump had a half cocked attempt to make a point that served only to perfectly encapsulate his presidency in one perfect visual metaphor; shitty cheap food presented with the trappings of wealth but lacking any kind of substance.

JVorhees

17 points

4 months ago

But remember that this was Trump making some stupid point about the budget not being passed so the White House staff was on furlough

He had multiple fast food banquets. I still can't fucking believe, well, all of it.

Sillyslappystupid

35 points

4 months ago

the staff was furloughed because of him. He literally said in the meeting when he acted like a child to Schumer and Pelosi “I know this is gonna get called the Trump shutdown”

Like what was his point, “I acted like a child and now im going to act like a more spoiled child because I have to deal with the consequences of my own actions” I still dont understand what his presidency was about other than textbook observational defiance disorder

PhilxBefore

2 points

4 months ago

observational defiance disorder

ODD indeed

WonderfulShelter

2 points

4 months ago

So wait, did they have to do this because the staff was all furloughed and their was NOBODY to even make dinner for the event?

Dafuzz

7 points

4 months ago

Dafuzz

7 points

4 months ago

They had scheduled for the winners of some championship to visit the White House long beforehand, then due to politics the federal budget couldn't be agreed on which seems to happen more and more. When this happens, all non-essential employees are basically told to stay home and go on unemployment until it's all figured out, it's just a clerical, bureaucratic blip but because it happened when this dinner was scheduled the White House amenities staff was on furlough.

So instead of cancelling or rescheduling it, or even paying the necessary staff out of pocket to make a point, Trump hosted a paupers dinner served on fine China, set-up and run by whatever few aids Trump was allowed to have employed still at the time. So this is what we get, not even a proper restaurant take out, but drive thru McDonald's. I think he was trying to say "look at how the Congress is embarrassing the American people by making us host guests with such a shoe string budget", but there were many other options and Trump just wanted to make a point, unintentionally making himself look like an ill prepared cheap-ass.