Unpredictable President Trump: Cancelled Congressional Picnic, Gave Food to People Who Deserved It
President Trump has some very strong beliefs on certain things. On June 20, according to IJR, he abruptly cancelled the annual Congressional picnic that was to be held Thursday at the White House. Actually, he “postponed” the picnic. The menu originally included left rib eye steaks (THICK ones), coleslaw, black beans,spinach, quinoa, and pies. But he was ready for it – he sent all the perishable food to Walter Reed Hospital’s patients, caregivers, and employees at the USO Warrior and Family Center in Bethesda, Maryland for their Friday lunch.
“I was just walking over to the Oval Office and I said, ‘You know, it doesn’t feel right to have a picnic for Congress when we’re working on doing something very important.It didn’t feel exactly right to me…Because we’re all so busy, and I just mentioned to the congressmen and senators in the room that we are going to cancel and postpone tomorrow’s congressional picnic.” Trump remarked, according to Politico and The Hill.
The food was already being prepared when he cancelled the picnic.
They are grilling up some massive steaks here at the White House today – I could smell these all the way out on Pennsylvania Avenue. pic.twitter.com/mAbPageWp0
— Eamon Javers (@EamonJavers) June 20, 2018
But what’s going to happen to all these steaks?! Pres. Trump says the congressional picnic scheduled for Thursday is cancelled. pic.twitter.com/jNXJ9wE9F1
— Kelly Daschle (@kellydaschle) June 20, 2018
This President has more heart and sense of duty than any left-wing person ever gives him credit for. All of the perishables were donated to Walter Reed Hospital, the nonperishable items were to be repurposed for future events, according to Stephanie Grisham, Melania Trump’s spokesperson.
According to Fox6now,
“By Wednesday afternoon, the steaks had disappeared, the charcoal in the grills near the White House press area still warm. On the South Lawn of the White House, where the event was set to take place, box trucks were still parked near the fountain, and roundtables and folding chairs were stacked high, two giant wooden boxes labeled “Popcorn Machine” forlornly sitting nearby on the grass.
The picnic is aimed at bringing members of Congress, their families and members of the administration together for a casual, lighthearted evening. Last year’s event had a New York theme, complete with a carousel, sailboat racing in the fountain and snack stands with popcorn, cotton candy and soft pretzels.
The tradition dates back to September 1945, when President Harry Truman hosted 150 Democratic members of Congress at Jefferson Island in the Chesapeake Bay, per the White House Historical Association.”
Someone in Congress will likely complain that they didn’t get their steak. But the items went to a deserving group of people. The USO (United Service Organization) operates the Warrior and Family Service Center at Walter Reed. It is a non-profit facility in the National Military Medical Center that was built in 2014.