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WATCH: Trump Makes ‘Salad’ Joke At White House. CNN Freaks Out.

CNN’s Erin Burnett and Joan Walsh lost their minds on Monday night after President Donald Trump made a “salad” joke while the Clemson Tigers’ football team visited the White House where they ate food personally paid for by the president.

“So I had a choice,” Trump said. “Do we have no food for you? Because we have a shutdown, or do we give you some little quick salads that the first lady will make, along with — along with the second lady, they’ll make some salads.”

“That’s appalling,” Walsh responded. “It seems to me like the president will not be happy until there is not one single female Republican voter in the country. It’s incredibly sexist.”

Walsh also falsely suggested that Trump was talking about his daughter Ivanka Trump and not Karen Pence when he said “the second lady,” despite the fact that Trump motioned to Vice President Mike Pence when he said it.

Scott Jennings called out the absurdity of Burnett’s and Walsh’s comments, suggesting that they were “over-reading this one.”

“I’m not over-reading it,” Burnett fired back. “He made a joke that was sexist about women.”

WATCH:

Trump made the joke while feeding the Tigers’ national championship, a dinner that he paid for since the government is shut down.

“Great being with the National Champion Clemson Tigers last night at the White House,” Trump tweeted on Tuesday. “Because of the Shutdown I served them massive amounts of Fast Food (I paid), over 1000 hamburgers etc. Within one hour, it was all gone. Great guys and big eaters!”

Full transcript provided via CNN:

I’ve got to play something that just happened about the shutdown for both of you. This is the president — he did go ahead with some meetings today despite the shutdown, including one with the Clemson Tigers for their championship meeting and here’s what he said.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

DONALD TRUMP, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: So I had a choice. Do we have no food for you? Because we have a shutdown, or do we give you some little quick salads that the first lady will make, along with — along with the second lady, they’ll make some salads.

[19:35:06] And I said, you guys aren’t into salads, or do I go out, Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott, do I go out and send out for about 1,000 hamburgers? Big Macs. So we actually did that.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

WALSH: That’s appalling. It seems to me like the president will not be happy until there is not one single female Republican voter in the country. It’s incredibly sexist. It also — I mean, I don’t know why I’m stuck on this, but Ivanka is not the second lady. She is actually — I don’t think she deserves this position. She’s actually a senior adviser to the president.

So, the idea that he would demean her specifically in that way, he shouldn’t talk about the first lady that way. We aren’t all here to make salads for men. It’s disgusting.

BURNETT: I’m presuming he was talking about Karen Pence when he said “second lady.”

WALSH: Oh, God, I’m sorry. But she shouldn’t be doing it either. BURNETT: I mean, Scott, look —

WALSH: That’s crazier.

BURNETT: — sometimes what people say when they’re being funny exposes exactly who they are and what they think. Not that there was any question, but this is pretty clear.

JENNINGS: I certainly didn’t take his comments to be sexist. I think that if somebody took them that way, you know, that’s fine —

BURNETT: So Mike Pence maybe could have made the salads —

BURNETT: Scott, can I just ask you, how in the world can you not see that as sexist, to make the assumption that his wife will go make salads for a bunch of football players? What is she, the cook?

JENNINGS: I didn’t hear it that way. We make salads almost every night.

(CROSSTALK)

BURNETT: Do you expect your wife to make them all for you? Maybe she does! Fine.

JENNINGS: I make some and she makes some.

BURNETT: OK, but that’s not what he said!

JENNINGS: I didn’t take it that way, if somebody took it that way, that’s fine. It didn’t strike me that way. I think he was trying to make a joke about feeding hamburgers to football players. I think you might be over-reading this one.

BURNETT: I’m not over-reading it. He made a joke that was sexist about woman. I guess maybe what we’re disagreeing with is whether it’s funny and whether humor is something that’s serious.

WALSH: I think Scott’s disagreeing that it’s sexist, which he’s entitled to his opinion. It’s not going to be a popular one, but —

JENNINGS: I didn’t — it didn’t strike me that way. And I’m not — I — I’m surprised, I’m surprised that you all are taking it that way, but that’s fine.

WALSH: Wow. OK.

BURNETT: I’m going to leave it there. Yeah, no, I have to say, I’m open about when I have an opinion on things, I feel pretty strongly it’s a sexist thing to say.

All right, thank you both.

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