While they didn't expect there to be any food, Trump made sure the players were treated to some burgers and fries. That visit occurred during the federal government shutdown when some of the White House staff had been furloughed, according to press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
Fast food was again on the White House menu as members of the champion North Dakota State University's football team gathered for a reception hosted by President Donald Trump to celebrate their Division I FCS national championship win.
As expected, the White House's fast-food treatment sparked plenty of negative reactions on Twitter.
North Dakota State's buffet included Big Macs from McDonald's and some chicken sandwiches from Chick-fil-a.
North Dakota State closed out the 2018 season with a 15-0 record.
Quarterback Easton Stick threw five touchdown passes, including two to Darrius Shepherd, who was named Most Outstanding Player with five catches and 125 yards.
"Somebody better draft him", he said of Stick.
The President said the choice for a fast-food dinner was aimed at supporting American business.
The President is a known fan of fast food as well.
The team arrives on Capitol Hill for our luncheon and a Capitol tour.
The president remarked that the quarterback would be a valuable asset to an National Football League team, and even compared him to New England Patriots legendary quarterback Tom Brady.