Obama Taunts Canadian PM: 'Where's The Stanley Cup Right Now?'
By Emma G. Gallegos in Arts & Entertainment on Mar 10, 2016 8:08PM
When the Blackhawks came to visit the White House last month, President Barack Obama joked that he wanted to keep it around to show off for the Canadians.
The Stanley Cup did not stick around, but that didn't stop Obama from rubbing the Blackhawks' championship in the face of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who was in D.C. for a visit. Obama went in hard repping two things that Chicagoans in particular are proud of: the Blackhawks win and their beer scene.
"Now I don't want to gloss over the very real differences between American and Canadians. There are some things we will probably never agree upon: whose beer is better, who is better at hockey..."
Trudeau mutters, "Don't get me started..."
"Where's the Stanley Cup right now?" Obama taunts. The crowd reacts, but he won't let up. "I'm sorry is it in my hometown with the Chicago Blackhawks?"
Here's the exchange:
Of course there were more serious issues on the agenda. Trudeau's visit marks the first time in 19 years that we've received an official visit from Canada. The pair announced an agreement this morning between the two countries to fight climate change, according to the New York Times. The agreement centers on methane emissions, which is a much more potent greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide. (The Times says it's unlikely Obama will be able to push all the regulations promised in the agreement before his term is up.)
The pair also came together in order to play with a really cute baby (check out that head bump!):