President Obama threw some major shade at our Canadian neighbors during Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s recent visit to the White House. The Prime Minister was welcomed to the White House in an official state visit on Thursday where the two discussed US/Canadian relations and differences.
“I don’t want to gloss over the very real differences between Americans and Canadians,” he said. “There are some things we will probably never agree on,” Obama joked. “Whose beer is better? Who’s better at hockey? Where’s the Stanley Cup right now? I’m sorry [but] is it in my hometown with the Chicago Blackhawks? In case you were wondering.”
The Prime Minister seemed to take the comments in good humor, playfully mumbling, “Don’t get me started,” in response to the President’s chirps.
A Canadian team has not won the Stanley Cup since 1993, though the Canadian National team took the gold medal at the last Olympics.
President Obama hosted the Chicago Blackhawks, in tradition, to honor and celebrate their third Stanley Cup victory, on February 18th. All three of the Blackhawks’ last championship wins have occurred during Obama’s presidency, which is fitting since the current President is from Chicago and takes great pride in his home city.
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