President Donald Trump once again serves fast food to college athletes at White House celebration
North Dakota State's football team options included Chick-fil-A and McDonald's.
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facing mockery after serving fast food to the Clemson Tigers in January, President Donald Trump greeted another team of champion athletes with McDonald's Big Macs and Chick-fil-A sandwiches at an event Monday. President Donald Trump speaks behind a table full of McDonald's hamburgers, Chick fil-a sandwiches and other fast food 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.
could have had chefs -- we could have -- but we got fast food," Trump said at the event. "I know you people very well."
made some brief comments and the Bisons presented him with a jersey that had his name and the number 45 on the back. They then ate lunch.
At the time of the
Clemson event, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders attributed the decision to serve fast food, at least in part, to the fact that the White House catering staff had been furloughed without pay.
"Because the Democrats refuse to negotiate on border security, much of the residence staff at the White House is furloughed -- so the President is personally paying for the event to be catered with some of everyone’s favorite fast foods," Sanders said in a statement at the time.
ABC News' Alexander Mallin contributed to this report.