President Trump, serve our national champions quality food

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Dear President Donald J. Trump,

It was funny the first time. It was hardly funny the second time. It was disrespectful the third time.

President Trump, stop serving our national champions fast food. I understand the first time, when on Jan. 14 you served the NCAA Division I FBS National Champions, the Clemson Tigers, fast food during the government shutdown. Your White House kitchen wasn’t open, and since you probably couldn’t afford to delay Clemson’s visit, you needed to find a solution. At the time, fast food seemed like a fun option because who doesn’t like fast food? This did make for some good laughs.

However, on March 4 when you served the NCAA Division I FCS National Champions, the North Dakota State Bison, fast food, it was unreasonable. The government shutdown had long been over, and your kitchen staff was back to work. Considering these circumstances, you should’ve done something different or gone back to a more traditional White House meal with salads, club sandwiches, and steaks. Instead, because you believed that you “know these people,” you decided to repeat this action again.

Recently, on April 29, you served the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball National Champions, the Baylor Bears, fast food, and it was discourteous. Considering that they were the first Women’s Basketball National Champions to visit the White House under your presidency, they should have been treated with more respect. Baylor head coach Kim Mulkey’s expression, when looking at the food you were serving, should tell you that something isn’t right with the tradition you started.

President Trump, our national champions became national champions because they ate healthier meals, not fast food. When they come to your house, athletes deserve to be treated with the finest meal your kitchen staff can come up with and not fast food that almost anyone can buy and eat any day. National champions are looked up to by many children, and by serving fast food, you are setting an example that eating fast food is a key to becoming a national champion, which is a bad influence on our nation’s children.

Next time a national champion comes to the White House, serve them the buffet of champions.


Isaac S. Goffin

Isaac Goffin

Isaac is the Sports Editor and a senior at Conant. This is his third year on the Crier staff. At Conant, Isaac is also a member of PRIDE and the Principal Advisory Board. Outside of school, Isaac likes to watch sports or read about them. An interesting fact about Isaac is that he has been to 35 states.

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