Trump paid for the food smorgasbord his White House served to the Clemson Tigers when the 2018 College Football Playoff champions visited the White House rather than push the event that the partial government shutdown complicated.
'We ordered American fast food. Paid for by me. Lots of hamburgers, lots of pizza, I think they'd like it better than anything we could give,' Trump told reporters as he arrived at the White House after an out-of-state speech.
'We have some very large people that like eating, so I think we're gonna have a little fun.'
The president said in remarks to the team that he had '1,000 hamburgers' delivered for the East Room event, where chicken nuggets and pizza were also served, after telling reporters that he'd had 300 burgers delivered an hour prior.
'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 will make along with the second lady, they'll make some salads,' Trump said. 'And I said, you guys aren't into salads.'
'We have everything that I like, that you like,' he told players to laughter. 'And I know no matter what we did, there's nothing that you could have that's better than that.'
'I wanted to see, so it was piled up a mile high, I just wanted to see what was left. I saw it at the beginning. How much he is left back there? How much?' he asked. 'None,' a woman in the audience informed him.
President Trump later teased in his remarks that the players 'wiped out more food than any human has ever seen before' after revealing that he first considered having his wife Melania 'along with the second lady make some salads' for the youth.
很明显，这个词是 shut + down
shut sth. down 是“关掉……”：
The city government is planning to shut the factory down.
而 shutdown 则表示“关停的状态”：
The shutdown is the latest in a series of painful budget measures.