December 2, 2023

Donald Trump complained on his social media platform Truth Social that there was no food left for him at a Thanksgiving luncheon for Texas state patrol officers he attended this weekend.

While visiting Texas on Sunday and meeting with Republican Governor Greg Abbott, who endorsed his run for president in 2024, the former president delivered meals to law enforcement and Border Patrol officers who will be stationed at the border during the Thanksgiving holiday.

“It was my Great Honor to serve Thanksgiving meals to law enforcement and troops who will be stationed at the Southern Border during the Thanksgiving holiday this week,” the former president wrote on Sunday on Truth Social, sharing a clip that showed him serving food to Texas National Guard soldiers and Texas Department of Public Safety troopers and others at the event in Edinburg and shaking their hands.

“On behalf of all Americans, THANK YOU for your service and dedication,” he added. In another post, Trump wrote about having had “a great afternoon” at the luncheon, saying he appreciates Border Patrol officers “even more.”

In a video of Trump addressing the crowd at the event after the luncheon, the former president can be heard jokingly complaining that there was no food left for him after he finished serving the officers.

“The food looked very good. I wanted to have some, but they didn’t have any for me. They had none left. That’s not good. That’s my kind of food too,” he said as aired on RSBN and shared on X, formerly Twitter, by journalist Ron Filipkowski of MeidasTouch.

Newsweek reached out to Trump’s 2024 campaign for comment by email on Monday.

After the meals were served, Abbott gave his endorsement to Trump in his bid for president less than two months before the Republican primaries begin. The former president is currently the front-runner in the GOP race, with a huge margin ahead of his rivals. As of November 19, Trump had 59.2 percent of the Republican primary vote, according to FiveThirtyEight.

“We need a president who is going to secure the border,” Abbott said. “We need a president who is going to restore law and order in the United States of America, not letting these criminals run ransack over the stores that you see images of almost nightly.

“We need a president who’s going to restore world peace as opposed to this outbreak of warfare under Joe Biden. We need Donald J. Trump back as our president of the United States of America.”

In his speech endorsing Trump, Abbott praised the former president’s approach to the U.S.-Mexico border, including the building of a wall and the introduction of Title 42.

“Gov. Abbott recognizes that no president has done more than Donald Trump to secure our border,” read a statement shared by Trump’s campaign following the event.

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Former President Donald Trump with a member of the Texas Department of Public Safety on November 19, 2023, in Edinburg, Texas. Trump complained that there was no food left for him after serving law enforcement officers.
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