Trump’s fast food feast: BBC News Review

President Trump has bought hamburgers and pizzas for a college football team visiting the White House – blaming the government shutdown for the takeaway menu.

The White House is operating with a smaller staff owing to the federal government partial shutdown.

Key words and phrases
a selection of food served so people can help themselves
• There was a smorgasbord at one end of the hall for guests to help themselves.
• Dan offered Neil a smorgasbord of entertainment for the weekend.

has an unpleasant effect
• It’s quite mild today, but you’ll need a hat for when this winter really bites.
• Now that his hip injury has bitten, Murray is thinking of retiring from tennis.

can’t stomach it
unable to accept (something)
• Don’t play a horror movie, please. It’s too scary and I really can’t stomach it.
• I’ve never been able to stomach the awkwardness of a public argument.

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Nawras Omar says:

what a perfect meal for athletes 😀 I bet he could have get healthier meals with the same amount of money

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Sorriu, Dam!

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Seyit Karaalioglu says:

Smorgasbord means a selection of food served so people can help themselves, Bite means has an unpleasant effect rather than crunching something as well and can’t stomach it means unable to accept something.

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Smorgasbord is so hard for me to pronounce correctly. :((

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This maybe only happen in the US. Lmao 😀
At the same time, I heard that a long line of passengers were stuck at the air port waiting to checkin.

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