President Trump served the college football national champion Clemson Tigers a fast food buffet for their official White House visit Monday, and newly released photos from the event are pretty incredible to many people, including a UCLA art history professor who saw parallels to Leonardo da Vinci’s “The Last Supper.”
The White House staff who would ordinarily cook and serve the meal were tied up with the government shutdown, the explanation went, and so the president paid out of pocket for a selection from McDonald’s, Wendy’s and Burger King.
Pictures taken by official White House photographer Shealah Craighead were posted on the verified @WhiteHouse Twitter account. One in particular stood out.
The tweets came fast and furious, marveling at what some may see as a metaphor for Trump’s tenure: The president, arms spread, in the formal State Dining Room of the White House, with a feast of boxed fast food stacked neatly on silver trays between gold candelabra. George P.A. Healy’s 1869 oil painting “Abraham Lincoln” painting looks on from above.