Yesterday, President Trump hosted the champion Clemson University Tigers at the White House. The event started receiving coverage early in the day when the president gave a weird, rambling description of the food he’d be serving, which he said would include “McDonald’s, Wendy’s, and Burger Kings [sic] with some pizza,” and that for some reason he believed it would be “interesting.”
Twitter seized on the bizarre food comments with glee and then went into hyperdrive when the White House began releasing images of the fast food spread, with many seeing the infamously unhealthy Trump surrounded by his favorite junk foods inside a stately room as an irresistible metaphor for his heart attack of a presidency.
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) January 15, 2019
This morning, Trump decided he wanted to talk about the dinner even more. He took to Twitter and bragged about the fact that he paid for the meals out of his own pocket due to the shutdown. Somehow though, he managed to misspell the name of one of his favorite foods, hamburgers, as “hamberders.” Once he realized his typo, he deleted the tweet and sent out a corrected version, but by then the screenshot had spread.
On top of that, the bit about how the football players, all of them grown men, are “big eaters” is a strange observation for the president to making.
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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 15, 2019
Twitter couldn’t resist the urge to mock the president over his blunder.
"I'll take a Hamberder and a cup of Covfefe"
"HAMBERDERS AND COVFEFE"
"MEKE AMERFIKA GRAIN AGAINST"
"GET THI ANDULENCE MAG BREN IS LEAQUIN"
— TechnicallyRon (@TechnicallyRon) January 15, 2019
I’d like some covefe with my hamberder if you please
— Sulome Anderson (@SulomeAnderson) January 15, 2019
Can’t resist a good hamberder from the hamberder chain Fast Food. pic.twitter.com/VY368Uwf7e
— Josh Sternberg (@joshsternberg) January 15, 2019
Can any of my American friends on here enlighten me as to what a "hamberder" is please? I'd like to try one. pic.twitter.com/RfZVqOupAp
— Martyn Dews (@Yorkie71) January 15, 2019
"HAMBERDER HELPER, WHEN YOU NEED A HELPING HAND!" pic.twitter.com/DUUOTf08Mi
— Jay Caruso (@JayCaruso) January 15, 2019
Hey, remember when Obama put Dijon mustard on his hamberder? pic.twitter.com/VKzYmQS55j
— MizCromulent (@MizCromulent) January 15, 2019
Oddly enough, Daniel Dale of The Toronto Star reports that Trump seems to be lying about the number of burgers served. Yesterday, Trump claimed he had purchased 300. Then, he told the Clemson players that it was actually 1000 hamburgers. Today, he’s claiming that it was over 1000. Once again, the president has proven himself to be a pathological liar incapable of telling the truth even about something as mundane as this. It would be funny if it weren’t so utterly pathetic.
Trump to media yesterday: "We have 300 hamburgers"
Trump to Clemson yesterday: "I go out and send for about 1,000 hamburgers"
Trump this morning: "I served them massive amounts of Fast Food (I paid), over 1000 hamberders"
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) January 15, 2019