Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence took to Twitter on Tuesday to say that a quote attributed to him on social media about the Tigers’ Monday night meal at the White House was not true.
An image of Lawrence with a quote attached was posted on Twitter by @CloydRivers, an account with 1.84 million followers. The headline over the image read, “Clemson QB speaks out to defend America.”
The quote attached to Lawrence’s image read:
“President Trump got all our favorite foods, it was the best meal we ever had. Then we go and see the coastal elite media trashing it for not being organic vegan. We’re football players, not bloggers. This was a perfect blue collar party.”
Lawrence wrote on his unverified Twitter account that the words were not his.
“I never said this by the way… I don’t know where it came from. However the trip to the White House was awesome!” Lawrence tweeted.
Later on Tuesday afternoon, the tweet with the fake quote had been deleted.
President Trump, who is without a chef during the partial federal government shutdown, served the national championship Tigers fast food during their visit to the White House on Monday.
In a video published by TMZ Sports, Lawrence said he enjoyed the meal. “It was awesome,” he said. “We had McDonald’s and everything. It was good.”