Published: Wed, June 28, 2017
Global Media | By Meredith Barber

Trump welcomes World Series champion Chicago Cubs to White House

Trump welcomes World Series champion Chicago Cubs to White House

President Donald Trump greeted the 2016 World Series champion Chicago Cubs at the White House on Wednesday, and all of the usual suspects were there: Reigning National League MVP Kris Bryant, Cubs manager Joe Maddon and.

The Cubs already visited President Barack Obama back in January, but decided to make another stop at the White House to see President Trump while in town to play the Washington Nationals. Maddon said on Tuesday that it was not a requirement for the players to visit the White House before tonight's game.

"This is a great team", Trump told reporters of the 2016 World Series champions as he chatted with the champs in the Roosevelt Room along with the trophy.

Dan Gilbert, the owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers, was also in the room - it's not clear yet why he was at the White House - and Trump called him up to pose with the team.

Trump first met with the team in the Roosevelt Room and then took the across the West Wing hall to the Oval Office, where they gathered around his desk. The comment came after the businessman and his wife, Jennifer, each contributed $75,000 each to the Hillary Victory Fund, a joint fundraising venture between the Clinton presidential campaign, the Democratic National Committee and the state Democratic parties.

The Cubs beat the Indians - the Cavs' Gateway Plaza neighbor - in Game 7 of the World Series at Progressive Field. 'Some guys aren't going this time'.

Trump welcomed the manager and several players from the Cubs to the White House.

"But after about 9,000 pages of filings he said, nah I don't want to be", he said.

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