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 hamberders etc. Within one hour, it was all gone. Great guys and big eaters. – Donald J. Trump, president of the United States
It is traditional, of course, to entertain championship sports teams at the White House, although I don’t know why. It’s not as if they are astronauts, or scientists, or have done something to advance society. Still, all presidents do it. That’s not the problem.
A lot of people are focusing on the president’s ridiculous misspelling of hamburger. As one person pointed out, it is actually a difficult mistake to make. Hamberder gets a red line under it and auto correct will correct it. Still, plenty of people will defend him, saying “It’s just a typo.” I’m not buying it. The d for a g is a likely typo, they are not too far apart on the keyboard. An e for a u is a bit less believable. I’m pretty sure he was actually trying for hamberger.
But there is so much more wrong with this tweet, and this situation. One of the players was overheard to say that at first they thought it was a joke. You don’t really expect to be served fast food at the White House. It’s not like they planned a casual atmosphere. They still used the fancy plates and stuff. It all just looked a bit ridiculous.
Then he says “because of the shutdown” while neglecting to add “which I caused.” It’s not like he’s a victim in this situation. I’m sure he and his family are still eating.
There’s the 1000 burgers lie (it was about 300) which was absurd and unnecessary.
Then he insists on pointing out that he paid (which I doubt, but for arguments sake let’s assume that he did.) He’s a billionaire. Are we expected to be impressed that he splashed out for a few hundred burgers and some pizzas?
Also, it does not compensate the government for all the times he’s charged the secret service for their rooms at Mar-A-Lago, where I’m sure people weren’t eating hamberders.
The tweet (and the whole situation) show the president to be classless, illiterate, dishonest, and sort of offensive. Nothing we didn’t already know.