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Trump Chief of Staff Mark Meadows got hammered on White Claws during a Monday meeting at the White House – because he didn’t know they contained alcohol
- Former Trump White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows accidentally consumed 3.5 White Claws at a Monday morning meeting in mid-November 2020
- Meadows, ‘a faithful Southern Baptist,’ thought the hard seltzers were ‘sparkling water,’ according to ex-aide Cassidy Hutchinson
- She wrote about the humorous incident in her new book, Enough
Former Trump White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson wrote in her new book that ex- Chief of Staff Mark Meadows accidentally got drunk on White Claws at a Monday morning meeting.
The mishap happened when Meadows decided to raid the office fridge, thinking it was stocked with ‘sparkling water.’
Former White House budget director Russ Vought, a ‘faithful Mormon,’ was in the meeting too, and didn’t join Meadows in downing hard seltzers, which contain 5 percent alcohol per can.
‘As a dedicated and faithful Southern Baptist, Mark had never drunk an alcoholic beverage in his life – until mid-November 2020,’ Hutchinson recounted in her book, Enough, noting Meadows ‘consumed his first alcohol beverage’ then-and-there.
Hutchinson was among the aides who realized the error and asked Meadows how much White Claw he consumed.
Former Trump White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson wrote in her new book that ex- Chief of Staff Mark Meadows (pictured) accidentally got drunk on White Claws at a Monday morning meeting.
Meadows had raided a White House fridge and thought the hard seltzers were ‘sparkling water.’ He had 3.5 of them at a Monday morning meeting before Hutchinson and other aides called out the chief of staff’s mistake
Enough by former Mark Meadows aide Cassidy Hutchinson was released Tuesday
‘This one’s about halfway empty,’ Hutchinson recalled Meadows telling her.
Meadows then went over to his garbage can so aides could count the contents.
‘I counted three White Claw cans,’ Hutchinson recalled.
Meadows had explained that as he was sitting with Vought he ‘started to get thirsty.’
‘I know you girls keep my fridge stocked with sparkling water, so I went and got one. I sat back down and took a sip and though, “Wow, this is real good!” I looked at it and saw it was Blackberry and thought, “The girls never got me this one before,”‘ Meadows said, according to Hutchinson.
‘I liked it a lot and drank it pretty quick, and went and got another. Grapefruit! Another new flavor. Then I got a third, I remembered I hadn’t offered Russ one, so I did, and he looked at me all weird and said no,’ Meadows continued, according to Hutchinson’s book.
While Vought was a good Mormon, and thus didn’t drink the alcohol, he was aware that White Claw was hard seltzer.
It was his response that clued Meadows into the fact that he was drinking booze. ‘I know times are hard now, but are they really that bad?’ Vought reportedly quipped.
‘My head started feeling funny, and I look down at the can and saw that it was alcohol. I’m drinking alcohol on a Monday morning, and I’ve never even had a drink before,’ Meadows said, Hutchinson wrote.
While she included this lighthearted moment, Hutchinson’s book includes a lot of criticism of Meadows and former President Donald Trump, echoing her testimony to the House select committee on January 6.