President Donald Trump is once again at odds with his long-time enemy, the touch-screen keyboard, as yet another tweet typo takes an already-funny event and makes it even funnier.
POTUS hosted collage football champions the Clemson Tigers for dinner at the White House Monday night, and since his staff are furloughed amid the government shutdown, he had to improvise. Rather than have the event formally catered, he ordered fast food from several chains, including Wendy’s and McDonald’s, and served the meals (with packaging) on silver platters on a buffet table lit with golden candelabras.
It was a sight to behold.
The White House staff is furloughed so he’s alone serving cold fast food. This picture is worth 5.1 billion words. pic.twitter.com/ZuDCIGvzG5
— Zach Braff (@zachbraff) January 15, 2019
what a scene pic.twitter.com/fiG9oP6CJj
— Jon Passantino (@passantino) January 14, 2019
He was serious. pic.twitter.com/fD3oPmZ0kg
— Taylor Mason (@taylomason) January 14, 2019
Here’s a video I shot of President Trump showing off his 300 hamburgers. pic.twitter.com/P06S6I5w07
— Hunter Walker (@hunterw) January 14, 2019
He called the spread “great American food” and boasted that they had “pizzas, 300 hamburgers, many, many French fries, all our favourite foods.”
The visual of Donald Trump presiding over a spread of McDonalds burger cartons, Wendy’s wraps and pre-packaged salads sent the internet into a meme-ing frenzy.
Incredible stuff pic.twitter.com/eKXlM8hJhQ
— UDONTEVENKNOWMYREALNAMEIMTHE[bleep]LIZARDKING™ (@UnoCincoUno) January 14, 2019
— Daniel Rangel (@CALL_DANRAN) January 15, 2019
House of Carbs pic.twitter.com/1IrumGmKOh
— ian bremmer (@ianbremmer) January 15, 2019
— 1 (@HPJArt) January 15, 2019
DO YOU THINK CLEMSON WOULD LIKE ROOM TEMPERATURE MCDONALD’S FOR THEIR VICTORY CELEBRATION?! pic.twitter.com/xJxrsNWzhe
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) January 15, 2019
It seems Trump noticed people weren’t reacting to his generosity quite how he would have liked, so he took to Twitter Tuesday morning to set the record straight. He informed everyone that he paid for the spread himself, that the team were “great guys and big eaters” and that they finished the food in one hour.
He also let everyone know that the meal included 1000 hamberders.
He’s since deleted the tweet and published a correction, but you better believe the good folks on Twitter-dot-com jumped right on it.
(It should also be noted that his Twitter message boasts 700 more burgers than he said were there the day before).
— Beth Johns (@bmump) January 15, 2019
a hamberder is typically served smocking with a side of covfefe
— kim beans (@KimmyMonte) January 15, 2019
Great start to the day. A hamberder and covfefe. pic.twitter.com/iowJWLuLwY
— Ben (@BennyEastSide) January 15, 2019
“Let them eat hamberders.” pic.twitter.com/wMxNDFSoPX
— Ryan Padgham (@RyanPadgham) January 15, 2019
DO YOU WANT LUNCH? I HAVE LEFTOVER HAMBERDERS pic.twitter.com/TW1ZZlzWTU
— Michael Feher (@SaxMike71) January 15, 2019
Burger King (Berder King?) even got in on the fun and informed their customers that they have run out of hamberders, but will be selling hamburgers all day. Then Dictionary.com (known for their Trump jabs) helped explain where the POTUS went wrong.
due to a large order placed yesterday, we’re all out of hamberders.
just serving hamburgers today.
— Burger King (@BurgerKing) January 15, 2019
Hot dog: A sandwich consisting of a frankfurter on a split roll.
It’s not to be confused with that other sandwich on a bun: The hamburger. https://t.co/9K0Pdlsyb0
— Dictionary.com (@Dictionarycom) January 15, 2019
Yes, once again the Dictionary is trolling the president. Welcome to 2019, a continuation of 2018.