Earlier this week, President Trump greeted the National Champion Clemson Tigers at the White House with platters of fast food.
From one side of the White House conference room to the other were stacked with hamburgers, french fries, even pizzas.
Hungry athletes met endless calories and happiness ensued.
It was a feast for the ages and Trump said there was no more food after just one hour.
“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 hamburgers etc. Within one hour, it was all gone. Great guys and big eaters!” Trump tweeted.
According to the Washington Examiner, ESPN host Molly Qerim suggested the food choice may have even been racist.
Per an op-ed with the Washington Examiner:
President Trump buying fast food for the 2019 College Football Playoff National champions is probably racist because football is a “predominately black sport,” according to ESPN’s Molly Qerim.
That’s it, everyone. It’s time to go home. It’s tragic to say, but with the introduction of the idea that only a racist would give a football player a hamburger, we’ve officially exhausted every possible reason to be angry about fast food in the White House.
And, from Outkick the Coverage:
Today on ESPN’s First Take the host of the show, Molly Qerim, decided to drop the wokest of woke takes about the Clemson football team visiting the White House and dining on fast food there. The reason why Donald Trump bought thousands of dollars in fast food for the Clemson football team? Racism!
The White House visit was criticized by some talking heads in political and sports circles, as people could not believe Trump served fast food to the national champions, the Washington Examiner reports.
Nevermind the players themselves appreciating the visit and the food as Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence called the trip “awesome.”
Qerim’s comments came amid a discussion with ESPN hosts Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman.
Smith initially said Trump’s decision to give the athletes an abundance of fast food was “disgraceful.”
“It was classless on the part of the president of the United States. I don’t give a damn about White House employees on furlough because of the whole border security issue with the Democrats or whatever. I don’t want to hear all of that,” Smith said.
“At the end of the day, these are elite athletes that are national champions that put forth an absolutely shocking and stellar performance and this is how you greet them. It was classless, it was wrong to do, he could do better than that, and it’s unfortunate that the leader of the free world, the president of the United States, would choose … that he would choose to conduct himself this way. But are we surprised? Absolutely not,” the ESPN personality added.
Conversely, as the Washington Examiner reports, Kellerman did not think the meal was a big deal and said there was plenty of other things Smith (and others) could be mad about.
Qerim then chimed in and shared that she believed the meal was somehow racially charged.
“I don’t know, I guess I took it very differently,” Qerim said. “When I saw him giving the football players — it’s a predominately black sport and fast food, my thought went a very different place.”