What an Actual Clemson Football Player Thought About His White House Meal

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What an Actual Clemson Football Player Thought About His White House Meal

Hunter Renfrow enjoying a delicious bite of Big Mac.

Hunter Renfrow enjoying a delicious bite of Big Mac.

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Hunter Renfrow enjoying a delicious bite of Big Mac.

Courtesy of NBC News

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Hunter Renfrow enjoying a delicious bite of Big Mac.

McKayla Epps, Staff Reporter

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For centuries, the best of the best sports teams have been invited to the White House. According to History of Sports Champions Visit the White House, “Professional teams, college squads or Olympians visiting the president isn’t a new thing, although it has really become more of an actual tradition and spectacle in the last few decades.” After the latest National Championship winners went to the White House, many people began talking about the interesting meal.

The National Championship was played on January 7th. Clemson regained their title by a score of 44-16. Exactly one week after winning the College Football Playoff National Championship and about three weeks into the longest government shutdown in history, President Trump invited the Clemson players and coaches to the White House. President Trump said, due to the government shut down, the White House would not be able to make their “typical white collar meal.” Instead, the White House would serve McDonald’s, Wendys, Burger King, and pizza. President Trump also chose to pay for the meal out of his own pocket. The White House celebration did not go over well with some observers, and even some fans and graduates of Clemson University disagreed with the timing. Although there was controversy with President Trump’s timing, many of the Clemson players and coaches really enjoyed their visit to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. This includes senior wide receiver #13, Hunter Renfrow.

Renfrow stated, “For me, it was my last time to be with the team. I loved that it was the exact opposite of the last time we went. We arrived in DC and it was snowing, we were able to throw snowballs at one another, and enjoy this together as a team.” When the team arrived at the White House, they were able to go into the Oval Office and see all the historic sites in the President’s home. Renfrow stated, “Trump said he personally bought all the food, and eating fast food in the White House is one of the many memories I will get to tell my kids one day.” Football players during the season are on strict diets, so the players were able to indulge in some of their favorite foods. Hunter also mentioned that he could not remember what they ate the last time he came, but eating a big mac with the president will be a memory he will always treasure.  

Junior Grayson Hall does not understand why everyone is making such a big deal about President Trump’s gesture. “I do not know why everyone is overreacting about it. People are acting like he served the team literal trash. If I was a part of the team, I would have been happy just being at the White House. It would not matter what they were serving for dinner.” With this being said, the Clemson Football players loved the trip to the White House and they hope they will get to go there again in the future.