Donald Trump Says He'll Serve McDonald's, Wendy's, Burger King and Pizza to Clemson Tigers: 'I Would Think That's Their Favorite Food'

President Donald Trump said on Monday he'd serve fast food to the national champion Clemson Tigers football team because he figured it is their favorite food.

"I believe—I don't know if the weather changes things—but the Clemson championship team, the national championship team, will be coming tonight," Trump said to reporters outside the White House, which was draped with snow after the area was hit by a strong winter storm that dropped eight to 10 inches of snow on D.C. "It will be exciting. Very great team. They'll be coming tonight. I think we're going to serve McDonald's, Wendy's and Burger King, with some pizza. I really mean it. It would be interesting. I would think that's their favorite food. So we'll see what happens. But they're coming tonight, the national champions, subject to the weather."

It's not clear if the Clemson football team loves fast food. (Although the team does have an in-house nutritionist, who isunlikely to be in love with Monday's menu.)

But one thing is for sure: Trump certainly does love fast food.

The president is a notoriously picky (and unhealthy) eater, and has long expressed his love for fast food such as McDonald's and Kentucky Fried Chicken (as well as well-done, expensive steaks drenched with ketchup).

On the campaign trail, for instance, Trump touted his favorite McDonald's menu items, even if he seemed to get the name of the Filet-O-Fish wrong.

"A 'fish delight,' sometimes, right?" Trump said to CNN anchor Anderson Cooper during a town hall in February 2016. "The Big Macs are great. The Quarter Pounder. It's great stuff."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Trump's love for fast food seems to be connected with his germaphobic tendencies.

"One bad hamburger, you can destroy McDonald's. One bad hamburger and you take Wendy's and all these other places and they're out of business," he said at the town hall. "I like cleanliness, and I think you're better off going there than maybe some place that you have no idea where the food is coming from."

Last week, the undefeated Clemson Tiger breezed past the Alabama Crimson Tide by a score of 44-16 to win the 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship.

"I look forward to hosting, right out of the great State of South Carolina, the 2019 NCAA Football Champion Clemson Tigers at the White House on Monday, January 14th," Trump tweeted last week. "What a game, what a coach, what a team!"

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Cheeseburgers are seen during a picnic hosted by President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump at the White House on July 4, 2018, in Washington, D.C. Trump said he would serve fast food to the national champion Clemson Tigers. Alex Edelman/Getty Images
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