On his Fox News program this afternoon, Shepard Smith revealed the real reason why anchors and correspondents like to go to D.C. for the State of the Union: the annual White House lunch.
“It doesn’t matter who the President is,” Smith said. “The one thing that is constant — there is no better food on Planet Earth than what comes out of that White House kitchen. I don’t know how they do it.”
Holding up the menu and his place card, Smith described the meal in great detail throughout the hour, starting with the winter lettuces and reggiano crisp, which he said was “like a cracker with air holes in it and it tastes a little bit like cheese.” He also listed a few of the attendees, including Diane Sawyer, Brian Williams, Scott Pelley, Bret Baier, Gwen Ifill and Wolf Blitzer, who Smith was seated next to.
“Wolf Blitzer likes to separate all the foods into different piles. There was a meat, there was a vegetable, some starchy stuff, and he put them all in a separate pile before eating them,” Smith said. “I was like, ‘Wolf, that is an interesting way to eat.'”