GOP lawmaker jokes: I'm hoping for McDonald's leftovers at White House meeting

GOP lawmaker jokes: I'm hoping for McDonald's leftovers at White House meeting

Rep. Rodney DavisRodney Lee DavisMembers spar over sexual harassment training deadline The Hill's Morning Report - Trump seeks tougher rules on asylum seekers House passes Paycheck Fairness Act MORE (R-Ill.) on Tuesday joked that he was hoping McDonald's leftovers would be served at a White House meeting on the government shutdown, after President TrumpDonald John TrumpThorny part of obstruction of justice is proving intent, that's a job for Congress Obama condemns attacks in Sri Lanka as 'an attack on humanity' Schiff rips Conway's 'display of alternative facts' on Russian election interference MORE served an assortment of fast food to the Clemson University football team. 

"Heading to the White House to meet w/ on how we can end this shutdown & secure our border," Davis tweeted. "As a family, I’m personally hoping for some leftovers from last night’s dinner."


Trump on Monday night hosted Clemson's football team at the White House to celebrate its national championship. The team was treated to a wide variety of choices from fast food chains including Wendy's, Burger King, McDonalds's and Domino's pizza. 

The White House said in a statement that Trump paid for the food himself because much of the residence staff is furloughed due to the partial government shutdown. 

“The President wanted to host a fun event to celebrate the College Football National Champion Clemson Tigers," the administration said. "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."

Trump spent about $2,9000 on the food, according to an analysis from The Washington Post. 

Footage from the event show Trump standing behind a table decorated with burgers from fast food chains as Clemson players entered the premises.

He said “if it’s American, I like it" when asked what his favorite fast food chain was. 

The event occurred as a partial government shutdown stretches into its 25th day. The shutdown, which is the longest in U.S. history, was triggered after Republican and Democratic lawmakers failed to reach an agreement on a government funding bill. 

Trump has demanded that funds for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border be included in the legislation, which Democrats oppose.