Trump Hosting Clemson At White House Despite Shutdown
I look forward to hosting, right out of the great State of South Carolina, the 2019 NCAA Football Champion Clemson Tigers at the White House on Monday, January 14th. What a game, what a coach, what a team!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 11, 2019
President Trump is receiving "criticism for inviting the Clemson football team to the White House" this evening in the midst of the government shutdown. The visit by Clemson players and coaches comes "exactly one week after winning" the CFP title game. The trip "came together faster than visits from previous college football champions during the Trump administration." U.S. Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) are "also set to join the White House visit, their offices confirmed" (Anderson INDEPENDENT-MAIL, 1/14).