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Jesse Jackson: White House serving Clemson a fast-food meal was 'disgraceful'

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The Rev. Jesse Jackson said he was "offended" that President Donald Trump served fast food to the Clemson Tigers at the White House after they claimed the College Football Playoff national championship.

"The national champions deserved better," said Jackson, a native of Greenville, South Carolina.

With the White House staff on furlough because of the federal government's partial shutdown, Trump paid to have a buffet of burgers and pizza brought in Monday to feed the Tigers.

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Dining on hamburgers and french fries "is beneath the status of their accomplishment," Jackson told The Greenville News

"It was disgraceful," he said. "Many people felt offended by it. I felt offended by it."

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Jackson added that he was "so, so proud of Clemson" for beating Alabama 44-16 and called coach Dabo Swinney a "great man."

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This article originally appeared on The Greenville News: Jesse Jackson: White House serving Clemson a fast-food meal was 'disgraceful'

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