It's no doubt that the Trump White House has been plagued with scandal. No matter what side of politics you're on, you can at least agree Trump is the most controversial president we've ever had. Unless you consider tan suits and mustard controversial.
But this week, the Internet was alight with a new, much more delightful scandal that everyone can laugh at. No, it wasn't anything to do with the longest government shutdown in history. No, it wasn't anything to do with the Russia investigation. It didn't even have anything to do with a tweet (well, sorta). This is truly Trump in his rarest form: Trump the party host.
Sure he's hosted Miss Universe for a weirdly long amount of time, and probably thrown countless soirees at his various properties, but it seems like this might be the first time someone let him throw his own little party with no help. At the White House no less. So what happened?
Well, everyone knows how much Trump loves McDonald's.
via: GettyI feel like every third article about Trump is about how much junk he eats. So it's really no surprise.
I mean, he was even in a McDonald's commercial back in the day."Together Grimace, we could own this town." Pence is just Grimace in a human suit confirmed.
But no one thought his love of a Big Mac would go as far as it did this week.
via: GettySure, grab a McDonalds from the Executive Limousine on your way to the UN, but it's an entirely different matter when those never-frozen beef patties make their way to the White House dining room.
It all comes off the backs of furloughed White House Chefs, and not having anything to feed NCAA football champions, Clemson, when they visited 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
via: GettyTrump thought to himself, you know what these boys need? All of my favorite foods. So he did just that.
For the first time in White House history, the guests of honor were presented with a selection of the very best fast food Washington has to offer.
via: GettyIncluding selections from McDonald's, Wendy's and Burger King.
The players were... surprised.
via: GettyOne player even remarked that he thought the food was a "joke." And honestly, it was a joke, just not an intentional one.
Here are some dipping sauces. I thought you would like them.
via: GettyThe official description of this photo reads, "This photo shows dipping sauces placed in silver trays to accompany some of the fast food the US president purchased for a ceremony honoring the 2018 College Football Playoff National Champion Clemson Tigers in the State Dining Room of the White House." And I think that's all there is to say.
They didn't order enough fries so they had to divvy them up in these cute little white house water cups.
via: GettyThey also had nothing to drink on hand. Maybe one of the players could have yelled, "Diet Coke please!" in their best Trump impersonation, and watched as three White House aides rushed in from all sides with a "cold one."
Trump went off to brag about his accomplishment on Twitter.Did... did anyone notice that typo? Does he just not have autocorrect activated? I've typed hamberders 100s of times while writing this article and I've been corrected every time.
Burger King had a field day.
due to a large order placed yesterday, we're all out of hamberders. just serving hamburgers today.— Burger King (@Burger King)1547570007.0
The memes won't stop.
The. Internet. Always. Wins. 😂😂😂💀💀💀💀💀 #hamberders https://t.co/W9CB3inWA5— Kelsey Dickerson (@Kelsey Dickerson)1547607239.0
I needed it so much, here it is again.
Son of a.... https://t.co/VPPhZrmYM4— Kyle Madson (@Kyle Madson)1547510948.0
"I'd like to wash my hamberder down with a hot cup of covfefe."
MCDONALDS DRIVE-THRU: Hi, can I help you? TRUMP: I'd like 5 hamberders MDT: What TRUMP: 3 filet of farsh MDT: S… https://t.co/16ifTkOv5k— Just Some Guy | Black Lives Matter (@Just Some Guy | Black Lives Matter)1547606999.0
9Gag getting in on the fun.
It's not every day you get to eat Hamberders at the White House https://t.co/gNa9WWDEsF— 9GAG (@9GAG)1547625721.0
[wakes up] [sees “hamberders” trending] [can guess why without looking]— Ryan Perry (@Ryan Perry)1547558331.0
"Is this gluten free?"
cheat day heard of it https://t.co/pNvPeC4dBG— Jessica Roy (@Jessica Roy)1547517400.0
It's only a tiny bit disrespectful.
White House Staffer, choking through tears - "I... guess... we could... use the... Lincoln gravy boats... for the..… https://t.co/7b4J1JKK2F— W. Kamau Bell (@W. Kamau Bell)1547511980.0
Here's a video of Trump explaining it all.Because of course, he did.
Huck-a-Sanders weighed in as well.
The Democrats’ refusal to compromise on border security and reopen the government didn’t stop President Trump from… https://t.co/FMw2EeLufU— Kayleigh McEnany 45 Archived (@Kayleigh McEnany 45 Archived)1547514589.0
And of course, as soon as word started spreading, offers from celebrities starting flying in.
I WANNA SHOW CLEMSON TIGERS AND POTUS HOW CHAMPS ARE SUPPOSED TO BE TREATED YALL WELCOME TO COME BY THE QC HEADQUA… https://t.co/j6cBblSvaH— QuavoYRN (@QuavoYRN)1547587023.0
Or cookbook author and wife of basketball player Steph Curry offering to host.
@PrevDiesel @StephenCurry30 @eatatsmoke will gladly feed the Clemson Tigers any day. A real feast and celebration.… https://t.co/Fx2vRHfgop— Ayesha Curry (@Ayesha Curry)1547587212.0
But then Michael Strahan showed up on GMA and blew the whole thing open.
ATTENTION @ClemsonFB: @michaelstrahan has a very important announcement for you! Should we expect to see you in Tim… https://t.co/oRtvhQzszz— Good Morning America (@Good Morning America)1547575973.0
And he backed it up.
Can’t wait to feed you! @ClemsonFB #GMADAY https://t.co/8Dka1Aw5tO— Michael Strahan (@Michael Strahan)1547580322.0
But even Michael Strahan can get one-upped.
I could care less about college football. But I'm personally inviting the Clemson Tigers team and coaches to Chicag… https://t.co/g47DFnfTMJ— nick kokonas (@nick kokonas)1547609036.0
I used to live in Chicago.At a time when this restaurant was considered the best in the world.
I tried to go, but they're booked years out.So seriously, this is a really special offer from an incredible chef.
I mean, wouldn't you rather have something like this?Some weird art on a table that probably tastes like what that gas they give you at the dentist feels like?
Or, you know.
via: GettyA cold Big Mac and a half-serving of salty fries?
I know which one I'd want.
via: GettyBut in all truthfulness, I'm probably gonna go get McDonald's for lunch today, so maybe I'm the real loser.
But what do you think?
via: GettyIs everyone overreacting? Or are the memes worth it? How much should we be embarrassed by this whole thing? Let us know!