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Wed Jan 30, 2019, 04:52 PM

Black Clemson players wanted nothing to do with Trump's cold fast-food feast

trump's fast food event was boycotted by a number of Clemson football players https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/1/29/1830711/-Black-Clemson-players-wanted-nothing-to-do-with-Trump-s-cold-fast-food-feast

Yet another group of elite athletes has revealed that they refused to subject themselves to the disgusting disappointment promised by a visit to Donald Trump’s White House. One crucial fact seems to have been overlooked in favor of the well-deserved disgust over the president’s room-temperature value meal.

The Root has the exclusive:

The Root spoke with three black Clemson players who each separately confirmed that many players, both black and white, had no interest in making the trip. All three acknowledged that Donald Trump was the reason they chose not to attend. Even more telling, most of Clemson’s white players were in attendance while nearly three-fourths of the school’s black football players took a hard pass on the chance to eat cold fries with the president of people who eat salads from McDonald’s.

The players, speaking anonymously, reported that just 15 black players—out of at least 57 on the roster—opted to smash cold pizza with the popular-vote-loser on Jan. 14. That means roughly three out of four black players chose to stay home, which actually is better than the grifter in chief’s polling with African-Americans.


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Reply Black Clemson players wanted nothing to do with Trump's cold fast-food feast (Original post)
Gothmog Jan 2019 OP
Maru Kitteh Jan 2019 #1
virgogal Jan 2019 #3
tblue37 Jan 2019 #4
virgogal Jan 2019 #5
Igel Jan 2019 #16
Phentex Jan 2019 #8
catbyte Jan 2019 #14
babylonsister Jan 2019 #10
Arazi Jan 2019 #17
Ms. Toad Jan 2019 #31
LiberalFighter Jan 2019 #20
babylonsister Jan 2019 #22
tenderfoot Jan 2019 #12
rzemanfl Jan 2019 #13
ooky Jan 2019 #2
Cha Jan 2019 #6
maveric Jan 2019 #7
catbyte Jan 2019 #11
Cuthbert Allgood Jan 2019 #21
Marcuse Jan 2019 #9
oberliner Jan 2019 #18
paleotn Jan 2019 #24
murielm99 Jan 2019 #25
oberliner Jan 2019 #28
murielm99 Jan 2019 #29
oberliner Jan 2019 #32
George II Jan 2019 #15
47of74 Jan 2019 #19
paleotn Jan 2019 #23
riversedge Jan 2019 #26
Gothmog Jan 2019 #27
Ms. Toad Jan 2019 #30
Gothmog Jan 2019 #33
SidDithers Jan 2019 #34

Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 04:54 PM

1. Everytime I read about that food I get sick to my stomach. What a DISGRACE that loser is.

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Response to Maru Kitteh (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 05:31 PM

3. My sons loved that kind of food

 

when they were college age--------they eventually outgrew it.

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Response to virgogal (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 05:50 PM

4. Did they like it cold? nt

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 05:54 PM

5. Probably----they ate anything .

 

I thought these kids had warming lights there,or something.

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Response to virgogal (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 06:55 PM

16. If I recall correctly,

the fries and pizza were under warming lamps.

I'd guess that the other things were kept in warming bags or something.

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Response to virgogal (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 06:16 PM

8. But that's really not the point now is it?

My kids love instant ramen noodles but I'm not going to serve them that for dinner when I can make perfectly good pasta. And a treat for an accomplishment would NOT be ramen noodles or a cheap hamburger.

The event was supposed to be special. The team dressed up for the occasion in order to have a meal with the (disgraceful) president of the United States. The least he could have done was provide a chef prepared dinner offering salmon, chicken, or steak. Lobster if he was feeling generous. Burgers would have been fine if they were invited to a barbecue (still prepared by a chef or local grillmaster).

Serving them fast food for this event was disgraceful.

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Response to Phentex (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 06:50 PM

14. And he didn't even have the decency to stay. He just blathered at them for 5-10 minutes

about his stupid wall and dissed Democrats, then he left. He had his coat on the whole time. It was so disrespectful, so thoughtless, so utterly lacking in class. Just like trump himself.

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Response to virgogal (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 06:45 PM

10. That kind of food is possibly

what they eat most of the time. Would have been nice for the dimwit to show them some respect and make it a tad classier.

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Response to babylonsister (Reply #10)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 06:59 PM

17. Nope. Some of the players even commented that their team nutritionist would have a fit

If she saw them eating that crap

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Response to Arazi (Reply #17)

Thu Jan 31, 2019, 01:12 PM

31. That would have been a good point to include in the article with the caption this one had -

But the author didn't even mention it, focusing instead on crafting her own colorful commentary about how disgusting she found it.

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Response to babylonsister (Reply #10)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 07:13 PM

20. That might had been true 40 or more years ago.

Not now. Major colleges have nutritionists and cooks just for the players. They get better meals than most of us.

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Response to LiberalFighter (Reply #20)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 07:19 PM

22. I forgot we were talking about star athletes.

I was thinking regular college kids; I stand corrected.

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Response to virgogal (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 06:46 PM

12. Did they eat at the White House a lot?

eom

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Response to virgogal (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 06:49 PM

13. Bookmarking. n/t

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 05:00 PM

2. I'm glad to hear they weren't forced to go.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 06:01 PM

6. I love this.. thank You, Goth!

Black Players Smarter!

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 06:12 PM

7. Did they take Michael Stahan's lobster dinner invite?

I hope so.

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Response to maveric (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 06:46 PM

11. They probably couldn't. NCAA rules are pretty strict regarding things like this.

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Response to catbyte (Reply #11)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 07:15 PM

21. If they are graduating, it won't matter.

It would just affect their eligibility.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 06:20 PM

9. This is what the Clemson Director of Football Nutrition considers to be fast food



Forming a partnership with Aramark, the Clemson football nutrition program serves its players top-notch foods that are ideal for providing them with the appropriate and healthy nourishment required of performing at a high level on the gridiron. McCain and Foreman are passionate about their crafts, constantly tweaking the menu and making notice of each player’s dietary preferences and needs.[link:https://clemsontigers.com/fueling-the-tigers/|

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Response to Marcuse (Reply #9)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 06:59 PM

18. Gatorade is sugar water

 

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Response to oberliner (Reply #18)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 07:33 PM

24. Yea, but they help pay Dabo's salary....

along with that Nike swoosh. Amateur athletics, indeed.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #18)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 07:39 PM

25. Is there also something wrong with

the apples and oranges, and the other healthy food we see in that picture?

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Response to murielm99 (Reply #25)

Thu Jan 31, 2019, 12:15 PM

28. No - but maybe take down the giant Gatorade sign?

 

And the various "Gatorade bars" being sold underneath.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #28)

Thu Jan 31, 2019, 12:19 PM

29. Given that this is their version of fast food,

I see nothing wrong with this. If it was their main source of nutrition, then maybe you would have a point.

I like an occasional unhealthy snack, but I don't have snacks for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Lighten up.

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Response to murielm99 (Reply #29)

Thu Jan 31, 2019, 01:46 PM

32. There are fast food places all over campus

 

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 06:55 PM

15. trump has all the racist dog whistles down pat, doesn't he?

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 07:05 PM

19. Reminds me of how when Kavadouche got rammed down our throats....

 

....I made it a point of telling my school's President flat out that if by some twist of fate said Kavadouche came to campus that I would not attend any talks or the like even if they made it mandatory. I'd take whatever lumps came my way for standing up for my principals then. Said President was on board with me in the extremely unlikely event that were to happen since we're just a little Podunk school that the Kavadouches of the world look down upon - that they would never make students attend then.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 07:28 PM

23. Even more interesting...

It doesn't appear that the athletic administration pressured anyone to go. To those not familiar with South Carolina and Clemson, that may not seem a big deal, but it is. It's a huge deal.

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Response to paleotn (Reply #23)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 09:55 PM

26. thanks

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2019, 01:21 AM

27. This was discussed on All In

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2019, 01:09 PM

30. That's a seriously misleading headline, and a fixation on the food that masks a serious point.

The article does not (at least on a quick read) contain a single player criticism of the "cold fast-food feast."

What is notable is the disparity in attendance (most of the white players attended; most of the black players did not). None of them cited the food as the issue - they just didn't want to chill with Trump. That's a big difference.

There are other buried facts, but I'm pretty disgusted that the focus was on the food served (almost exclusively provided by the author's running commentary) - not the significant issue that black players overwhelmingly chose not to attend and that some who did attend did so because they were worried about retaining scholarships.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2019, 01:57 PM

33. Majority of Clemson's black players declined Trump's fast food reception, report says

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2019, 02:07 PM

34. So much for team cohesion...

White players should be supporting the black players. Nobody should have gone.

Have none of these players seen Remember the Titans?

Sid

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