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Ayesha Curry, cookbook author and wife of Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry, invited Clemson University’s football team to her restaurant for a “real feast and celebration” after the team was served McDonald’s, Burger King and Wendy’s on Monday night at the White House.
Citing the government shutdown and the furloughing of White House chefs, President Donald Trump decided to bring in a wide selection of burgers and french fries for the national champions.
“No wonder why @StephenCurry30 didn’t want to go,” the user tweeted. “I’d much rather eat whatever @ayeshacurry is cooking any day too.”
Ayesha Curry responded, offering to bring the team to her restaurant International Smoke, which has locations in San Francisco and Houston.
“@eatatsmoke will gladly feed the Clemson Tigers any day,” she tweeted. “A real feast and celebration. No 10 cent dipping sauces on silver platters.”
Trump said he thought the fast food would be “great American food” to treat the Tigers to.
“I had a choice. Do we have no food for you, because we have a shutdown?” Trump told the team. “Or do we give you some little quick salads that the first lady will make, along with, along with the second lady. They’ll make some salads. And I said, ‘You guys aren’t into salads. Or do I go out … do I go out and send out for about 1,000 hamburgers, Big Macs.'”
Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence said the experience was “awesome.”
“It was awesome,” Lawrence told TMZ Sports. “We had McDonalds and everything. It was good.”
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