North Dakota State, the FCS national champion, is in D.C.to celebrate its national championship.
He referenced the chicken sandwiches set before the podium.
President Trump greeted the athletes, calling the group, "big, strong, powerful champions".
"You should all be incredibly proud", he said, before giving a special shout out to the team's quarterback, Easton Stick, who was named Most Outstanding Player.
Although Trump's selection of food options were ridiculed online, the president seemed happy with how things turned out. "Blessed to be a part of @NDSUathletics", he wrote. The team was scheduled to attend a luncheon with Sen.
The president remarked that the quarterback would be a valuable asset to an National Football League team, and even compared him to New England Patriots legendary quarterback Tom Brady.
"When you play with passion, love, and you really love your team ... and relentlessly reach for excellence, nothing is impossible".
Despite the food, championship ceremonies went on as planned at the White House.