Melania Trump, Karen Pence stop at Whataburger, treat press to french fries

Melania Trump

While in Corpus Christi, Texas, to meet with victims of Hurricane Harvey, first lady Melania Trump and second lady Karen Pence stopped for lunch at Whataburger and treated the press to fries, before jetting back to Washington, D.C. "The effects of the hurricane season are still being felt throughout southern portions of the United States and in Puerto Rico, and residents still need our help", said First Lady Melania Trump in a statement provided by The White House. The chain has been family-owned since opening its first burger stand in Corpus Christi, Texas, in 1950.

Trump and Karen Pence, the wife of Vice President Mike Pence, flew to Corpus Christi on Wednesday.

A reporter on the trip says Whataburger was delivered to the press van, compliments of the first lady.

"On our way out of town, @FLOTUS & @SecondLady made a decision to stop in to @Whataburger for some lunch!"


The Whataburger visit came at the end of a day spent meeting with hurricane victims and observing the ongoing relief effort.

They also visited the family's new Manufactured Housing Unit, provided by FEMA, which will serve as the family's temporary residence until they can move into a new, rebuilt home. They are here for ongoing help for #HurricaneHarvey.

Grisham has not yet responded to tweets from eager Texans asking what the First Lady ordered at Whataburger.

Their visit caught the attention of Whataburger, which tweeted, 'Hope it was a great meal!

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