TUESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:NBA: Minnesota at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. (NBATV)NBA: Chicago at LA Lakers, 10:30 p.m. (NBATV)NHL: Los Angeles at Minnesota, 8 p.m. (NBCSN)
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Before the celebration, Trump said he chose this menu because much of the White House residence staff is furloughed during the shutdown and he was hosting “very large people that like eating."
"To the athletes today, who have eaten more than anyone ever: You inspire America. You really have," Trump said.
South Carolina congressional delegation, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, Acting Secretary of Defense Pat Shanahan, Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, Clemson University President James Clements were also in attendance at the event.