Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wasn’t about to let President Barack Obama get the last word.
While welcoming the Chicago Blackhawks to the White House for the third time in six years on Thursday, Obama lobbed a friendly shot toward the United States’ neighbors to the north by saying that he’d bring the Stanley Cup to his state dinner with Trudeau next month.
Canada claimed the gold medal in the Olympics in 2002 and 2010, defeating the United States in the finale both times.
Now, it should be noted that the Blackhawks have more Canadians on their roster than Americans — including Winnipeg-born Jonathan Toews, who serves as their captain. Toews, in fact, noted that Obama has yet to attend one of the team’s games while he’s been in office.