Oh, my stars and garters.

Courtesy of CNN:

President Donald Trump is personally paying for the meals that will be provided to the Clemson University football team during their national championship celebration at the White House on Monday night, CNN has learned.

Earlier Monday, Trump told reporters, unprompted, that he is serving “McDonald’s, Wendy’s and Burger King’s with some pizza.”
“I think that would be their favorite food, so we’ll see what happens,” he added.

Somehow Trump blamed this on the government shutdown and on the Democrats and not on the fact that he was a cheap SOB.

“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,” he said.

Returning to the White House on Monday evening from a brief trip to New Orleans for a speech, Trump told reporters that he was providing the Tigers with the fast-food dinner — “paid for by me” — as a result of the shutdown.

“Because of the shutdown, you know we have the great Clemson team with us, the national champions. So we went out and we ordered American fast food, paid for by me,” Trump said. “Lots of hamburgers, lots of pizza.”

“We have some very large people that like eating. So I think we’re going to have a little fun,” he added.

It should be noted that at one point Trump claimed that he had purchased 300 hamburgers, but later changed that number to 1,000. 

He even lies about the number of hamburgers he buys. Or did he buy them?

So here we have the president of the United States inviting athletes on a strict training regimen to overindulge in greasy, artery clogging, foods that will most likely make them all feel like shit in the morning.

And justifying it because his temper tantrum has resulted in a government shutdown which has left him with a skeleton White House staff.

Is this another one of those MAGA moments that I don’t understand?