Trump Welcomes NDSU Football Team With Fast Food Spread

Sherman Parsons
March 7, 2019

As Newsday White House correspondent Laura Figueroa Hernandez points out, Trump honored the North Dakota State University football team today, winners of the NCAA Division I Football Championship Game, by serving them McDonald's and Chick-fil-A.

The president also insisted at the time that fast food was what the players really wanted.

The President said the choice for a fast-food dinner was aimed at supporting American business.

Addressing how he had offered up a similar meal to the Tigers during their visit in January, which occurred during the government shutdown, Trump remarked, "We like American companies". The team, expressing gratitude to Trump for hosting them, presented him with his own green and yellow Bison jersey, featuring the president's name and the number 45 on its back.

Trump urged the players to grab a sandwich during his speech.

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President Trump has plied college athletes with fast food again.

President Donald Trump speaks behind a table full of McDonald's hamburgers as he welcomes the 2018 Football Division I FCS champs North Dakota State Bison in the Diplomatic Room of the White House, March 4, 2019. The Bison Coach did not want this trip to be shown as a political message but that it was a bonding experience for the team.

"We addressed [politics]", Entz told The Herald.

Another college football team is visiting the White House today. John Hoeven (R-N.D.) on Capitol Hill after the White House visit.

"Go grab yourself something, we can eat right here", Trump told the North Dakota State Bisons.

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