Majority of Clemson's black players declined Trump's fast food reception, report says
- Majority of Clemson’s black players skipped White House trip
- The Root quotes three members who cite Trump as reason why
Three African American members of Clemson University’s national championship football team have attributed the “racism” and “divisive politics” of Donald Trump to why nearly three-quarters of the team’s black players declined to attend the traditional congratulatory reception at the White House earlier this month, according to a report published on Tuesday.
The players, who spoke to news site the Root on the condition of anonymity, separately confirmed the US president as the reason why approximately one-third of the team passed on the visit to the executive mansion, which made national headlines for Trump’s decision to serve a lavish spread of “McDonald’s, Wendy’s and Burger King’s with some pizza” with the White House chefs furloughed due to a partial government shutdown.