1. Various of fast food items brought in for players to eat, including Burger King, McDonald's, Wendy's and pizza
2. SOUNDBITE (English) President Donald Trump:
"We have the national champion team, as you know Clemson Tigers. And then a fantastic game against Alabama. And they're all here, they are right outside the room. And I think we're going to let you see them. But I'll bet you as much food as we have we have, we have pizzas, we have 300 hamburgers, many, many French fries. All of our favorite foods. I want to see what's here when we leave, because I really don't think it's going to be much. Reason we did this is because of the shutdown. We want to make sure that everything is right. So we set out, we got this. And we have some wonderful people working at the White House, they help us out with this. And I will say, the Republicans are really, really sticking together. It's great to see, because we need border security we have to have it. We have to have it, no doubt about it."
3. Various of players coming in to eat
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4. Cutaway of Trump coming into room, players and families with their phones raised
5. Various players eating (Covers Soundbite #6)
6. SOUNDBITE (English) President Donald Trump:
"So I had a choice, do we have no food for you because we have a shutdown or do we give you some little quick salads that the First Lady along with the Second Lady, they will make some salads and I said you guys aren't into salads. Or do I go out Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott? Do I go out, send out for about 1,000 hamburgers, Big Macs. So that's what we actually did, we bought a 1,000. Burger King, all American companies, Burger King, Wendy's and McDonalds. We have Big Macs, we have Quarter Pounders with cheese, we have everything that I like, that you like. (LAUGHING) And I know no matter what we did there is nothing you can have that is better than that, right?"
7. SOUNDBITE (English) President Donald Trump:
"You are incredible athletes, incredible players, Congratulations on your stunning victory against a great team and your second National Championship in three years. Pretty incredible."
President Donald Trump paid tribute to college football champion Clemson for winning the national championship at a White House ceremony Monday evening.
Trump said he even paid for their meal of "American fast food" because of the partial government shutdown. He did not disclose the tab.
"We went off and we ordered American fast food, paid for by me. Lots of hamburgers, lots of pizza," Trump said after returning to the White House from a trip to New Orleans. "I think they'd like it better than anything we could give."
"We have some very large people that like eating, so I think we're going to have a little fun," said the president, a fast food-lover himself.
Spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said much of the staff that works in the White House residence has been furloughed due to the shutdown, "so the president is personally paying for the event to be catered with some of everyone's favorite fast foods."
An impressive, and highly unusual for the White House, smorgasbord greeted the players in the East Room.
Silver trays held stacks of wrapped burgers from Wendy's and boxed burgers from McDonald's, including Big Macs. White House paper cups bearing the presidential seal held the fries.
Pizzas, some topped with olives and tomatoes, also were on the menu. Silver bowls held the condiments and stacks of white china plates sat nearby.
The Clemson team's visit is its second since Trump took office. The Tigers last visited in June 2017 after their championship run the previous season.
Clemson coach Dabo Swinney has nominated this season's undefeated Tigers as the best college team ever.
Trump calls them a "great team, an unbelievable team."
Trump has routinely sparred with professional athletes during his two years in office.
College football has managed to avoid such political controversies, with last year's champion Alabama also visiting the White House.