Like Clemson, North Dakota State served fast food by President Trump at White House

Another national championship college football team visited the White House. You’ll never guess what was on the menu for the players to eat.

North Dakota State, on the heels of its seventh FCS title in the past eight seasons, was greeted by a spread of fast food on Monday in Washington, D.C. The members of the Bison football team had french fries, Chick-fil-A sandwiches and Big Macs to choose from, according to a White House pool report.

Back in January, Clemson, fresh off of its win over Alabama in the College Football Playoff title game, also had fast food to choose from, but that was during the government shutdown. Trump said he paid for the food himself.

North Dakota State, a dominant program in the NCAA’s second highest level of play, made its visit with the government reopened. President Donald Trump noted Monday that he could have offered North Dakota State chef-prepared food, but he went with the fast food instead.

“I know you people,” the president remarked, drawing laughs from the NDSU players, per a pool report.

Trump, after shaking hands with some players, cracked that he was briefed on the proper pronunciation of the North Dakota State “Bison.”

“Make sure you say it with a ‘Z,’” the president said.

The president had praise for quarterback Easton Stick, comparing him to Tom Brady.

“Somebody better draft him, he’s going to be a rich guy,” Trump said of Stick.

Stick, who joined his former teammates after showing his skills at the NFL combine in Indianapolis, presented the president a North Dakota State No. 45 jersey.

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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks behind stacks of McDonald's hamburgers and Chik-fil-a sandwiches as he welcomes members of the 2018 Division I FCS National Champion North Dakota State University football team at an event in the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., March 4, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks behind stacks of McDonald's hamburgers, Chik-fil-a sandwiches and other fast food as he welcomes members of the 2018 Division I FCS National Champion North Dakota State University football team and other in the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., March 4, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
Members of the 2018 Division I FCS National Champion North Dakota State University football team and other guests stand behind a table of fast food sandwiches from McDonald's and Chick-Fil-A as they applaud the arrival of U.S. President Donald Trump in the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., March 4, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
US President Donald J. Trump welcomes the 2018 FCS Division I Football National Champions, the North Dakota State Bison team to the White House on March 4, 2019 in Washington,DC. - A spread of french fries, chic-fil-a sandwiches and Big Macs awaited the North Dakota State University Bison football team. (Photo by Mandel NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald J. Trump welcomes the 2018 FCS Division I Football National Champions, the North Dakota State Bison team to the White House on March 4, 2019 in Washington,DC. - A spread of french fries, chic-fil-a sandwiches and Big Macs awaited the North Dakota State University Bison football team. (Photo by Mandel NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
U.S. President Donald Trump holds up a football jersey with his name on it between North Dakota State University President Dean Bresciani (L) and quarterback Easton Stick (R) as he welcomes members of the 2018 Division I FCS National Champion North Dakota State University football team at an event in the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., March 4, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
Players begin to grab McDonald's and Chick-fil-A food after after U.S. President Donald Trump welcomed the FCS football champion North Dakota State Bison to a reception in the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington, U.S. March 4, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. President Donald Trump welcomes the FCS football champion North Dakota State Bison, including coach Matt Entz (3rd R), quarterback Easton Stick (2nd R, shaking hands) and U.S. Senator John Hoeven (R-ND) (R), to a reception in the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington, U.S. March 4, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. President Donald Trump, right, speaks behind a table of fast food as he welcomes the 2018 Division 1 Football National Champions, the North Dakota State Bison, at the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, March 4, 2019. The Bison have the most titles in the NCAA Division 1 Football Championship Subdivision. Photographer: Oliver Contreras/Pool via Bloomberg
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