Trump hosted the winners of the national college football championship, the Clemson Tigers, with a fast food feast consisting of burger, fries, and pizzas.
He described the selection, from McDonald's and Wendy's restaurants, as "great American food".
He welcomed the winners of the national college football championship, the Clemson Tigers, with more than 300 burgers as well as fries and pizzas.
"Because of the shutdown. We went out and we ordered American fast food paid for by me." Much of the federal government is out of operation because of the shutdown.
US President Donald Trump ordered '300 burgers' for White House guests on Monday as the ongoing government shutdown sees a lack in catering staff.
"We have pizzas, we have 300 hamburgers, many, many French fries, all of our favourite foods."
"I want to see what's here when we leave because I don't think it's going to be much," he continued.
Around a quarter of the federal government has been shut down for the past 24 days after Trump's $5.7 billion demand to build a wall on the southern border with Mexico was rejected by the Democrats.
As a result of the shutdown, White House chefs are staying home without pay as Trump fights with Congress over federal government funding.
The shutdown has affected an estimated 800,000 public sector workers, including White House residence staff, who have been on mandatory leave or working without pay for a record 24 days.
Trump told players who dined at the White House that he did not want to postpone the event until after the shutdown – which is already the longest in history.
It is not clear how much the president paid for the order, but he said he did not want to postpone the event because of the ongoing shutdown.
Earlier in the day, Mr. Trump told farmers at a convention in New Orleans that he would continue to fight for his promised border wall.
"When it comes to keeping the American people safe, I will never, ever back down," he said.
Meanwhile, on Monday, the Pentagon said it will extend its military mission along the border with Mexico until the end of September.
Thousands of troops were stationed in the region in November for a mission that was initially intended to end in December.
It has now been extended twice following requests from the Department of Homeland Security.