Indeed, Sarah Huckabee Sanders—who's apparently the Trump administration's current press secretary—really tried that argument in a recent statement to the New York Times. "Because the Democrats refuse to negotiate on border security, much of the residence staff at the White House is furloughed—so the president is personally paying for the event to be catered with some of everyone's favorite fast foods," she said.
The recipients of Trump's spread were the Clemson Tigers. One attendee, as promptly spotted in tweets, made a point to keep his AirPods in for the proceedings. Though I haven't been able to try this theory out myself, I have heard that AirPods are great at blocking out the sound and general vibe of Trump's abject horribleness.
Tuesday morning, NBC News reported that several House Democrats had declined Trump's supposed lunch invitation to talk shutdowns and walls and whatnot.
"The president looks forward to having a working lunch with House Republicans to solve the border crisis and reopen the government," Sanders said in a statement before again blaming Democrats for something that's quite obviously solely Trump's fault. "It's time for the Democrats to come to the table and make a deal." Trump, of course, is quite idiotically demanding an additional $7 billion in so-called "border security" funds, including a wall-designated amount of $5.7 billion.
Through it all, it's important we don't lose sight of the fact that Trump can't even spell the word hamburger.