My Whataburger order: a No. 13 Whatachick’n three-piece. Regular ketchup, please. The spicy stuff gives me the hiccups. First lady Melania Trump’s order at Whataburger? Well, we can confirm it includes fries, which is not something we could say until now.
That’s right: Trump, along with second lady Karen Pence, traveled to Texas on Wednesday to visit with first responders and check on Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. And if there’s anything politicians (or in this case, politicians’ spouses) love to do when they’re on a visit, it’s make a stop at a purveyor of local cuisine. Trump and Pence flew through Corpus Christi, which means Whataburger.
According to social media reports (including tweets from reporters along for the trip, as well as a White House official), the first and second lady stopped by the venerable Texas burger chain and walked out with at least some of those famous fries. The rest of their order is unknown (so far), but the tweets about the pitstop are quite a journey.
The motorcade just stopped at @Whataburger #MelaniaInTX pic.twitter.com/QjLISzhhgc— Eleanor Dearman (@CallerElly) December 6, 2017
This wasn’t a planned stop and it’s not clear if @FLOTUS is going in for a bite to eat. https://t.co/iUd116Q8wt— Eleanor Dearman (@CallerElly) December 6, 2017
On our way out of town, @FLOTUS & @SecondLady decided to stop in to @Whataburger for some lunch! The American chain opened its 1st restaurant in Corpus Christi, TX in 1950! pic.twitter.com/Jh7iYaD0I6— Stephanie Grisham (@StephGrisham45) December 6, 2017
. @FLOTUS and @SecondLady just made a surprise stop for lunch at Corpus Christi institution @Whataburger