US President Donald Trump wanted to welcome Clemson Tigers who won the national college football championship. However, the White House kitchen was stuck with a shortage of catering staff because of the partial government shutdown. Hence, he summoned leading fast-food brands to supply a whole range of their products like burgers, fries, and pizzas. He told reporters "Because of the shutdown... we went out and we ordered American fast food paid for by me."

The BBC reports the shutdown has affected the operations in a large section of the federal government.

It is already 24 days old and is the longest in the history of the United States affecting thousands of workers. They include White House residence staff, who are on either on mandatory leave or working without pay. The reason for the shutdown is the Mexican border wall. Trump wants funds to the tune of $5.7bn to build it but the Democrats have not agreed.

Trump hosts Clemson Tigers in the State Dining Room

The shutdown has led to the closure of sections of the federal government in the United States. However, those associated with important services like air traffic controllers and the Secret Service will work without pay until such time the situation improves and a spending plan is agreed. In fact, as a nice gesture, Canadian air traffic controllers gifted their counterparts in the US with pizzas to ease miseries of the shutdown.

President Donald Trump has reiterated his resolve to fight for the border wall he promised in his campaign to keep people safe.

He had a program on hand to welcome Clemson Tigers.

They had won the national college football championship and deserved a pat on the back. The president was not in favor of postponing the program because of the shutdown. Under the circumstances, he ordered a whole range of Fast Foods from well-known brands for the team and paid from his pocket. The State Dining Room was the venue of the event.

It was a feast for Clemson Tigers

According to CNBC, it was a great moment for Clemson Tigers when they met President Donald Trump in the White House on Monday. The team had won the national championship in college football. There was a large variety of fast foods on offer and spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said: "the president is personally paying for the event to be catered with some of everyone's favorite fast foods." This visit of the team is their second since Trump took office. The previous one was in June 2017. Trump called them a "great team, an unbelievable team."