Leftists and their allies in the mainstream media have been mocking President Donald Trump for serving “fast food” to the Clemson Tigers football team.But according to emails obtained by WikiLeaks, former President Barack Obama’s administration flew in $65,000 worth of hot dogs from Chicago – using taxpayer funds – for a private party in 2009.
On Monday, Trump hosted the Clemson Tigers football team at the White House to celebrate their national championship victory over the Alabama Crimson Tide.
Given that part of the federal government is shutdown, a vast majority of the White House staff — including those who work in the kitchen — have been furloughed.
As such, Trump used his own money to purchase an enormous amount of food from McDonalds, Wendys, and Burger King for the football team and staff.
Liberal haters spared no expense denigrating Trump on social media for serving fast food.
However, when Obama did something very similar, the media never batted an eye.
Emails from global intelligence firm Stratfor, released by WikiLeaks in 2012, show that the Obama administration spent $65,000 of taxpayer money to fly hot dogs to a private dinner party at the White House in 2009.
“RE: Get ready for ‘Chicago Hot Dog Friday,’” read the email’s subject line sent by Chief Innovation Officer Aaric S. Eisenstein.
“If we get the same ‘waitresses,’ I’m all for it!!!” replied Stratfor Vice President Fred Burton replied, asking if they would be “using the same channels.”
“I think Obama spent about $65,000 of the tax-payers money flying in pizza/dogs from Chicago for a private party at the White House not long ago, assume we are using the same channels?” he said.
When Trump uses his own money to serve a massive meal to athletes, the media chastises and insults him.
In fact, some liberal media outlets accused Trump of being “racist” because he served fast food to teams that have black athletes.
When Obama used $65,000 of taxpayer money to fly hot dogs in from Chicago, the media could not care less.
After the media’s unhinged reaction to Trump’s White House event set off a tsunami of silliness, conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh scorched the media with a brutal take down.
Here’s an excerpt of the transcript via Rush’s official website, “Fast Food Meal Spurs Outbreak of Trump Derangement Syndrome”
Perhaps the greatest example of Trump derangement syndrome today and what, in a sane world, would be a profoundly embarrassing piece of journalism, which is saying a lot given everything that’s happened during the Trump administration. The Washington Post is beside itself. And if you happen to receive the Washington Post daily email blast that is supposed to tell you what’s hot and what’s interesting and what’s leading the day in Washington Post news coverage, this story is at the top of all the news out there. This story is what the Washington Post apparently is the most proud of today.
Trump’s out there having fun with this, and he’s telling people that they had hamburgers stacked “a mile high,” and the Washington Post fact checked that! They fact checked Trump’s statements that hamburgers were piled a mile high.
I mean, this is just… It is absurd, and it’s a great illustration of how they’ve lost their minds. And they’re not the only ones that are raising hell over this. This serving of fast food burgers at the White House to Clemson football team is being presented as yet another bit of evidence of how uncivilized, how ill-prepared, how unfit Donald Trump is to be president of the United States, that this is just… It’s embarrassing; it’s appalling.