Barack Obama has plenty on his plate before he leaves office in January, and the Chicago Cubs just added another thing to his list.
As is tradition, the president hosts the championship teams from the four major sports leagues at the White House to congratulate them. Obama has invited dozens of teams to Washington, D.C. in his eight years as president, but he wants to make sure he gets at least one in before he leaves.
Obama might have a little issue on his hands, as his staff would have just two full months on their hands to organize a trip to the White House for the Cubs. Not to mention, the Cleveland Cavaliers still haven’t visited since winning the NBA Finals in June, so they might have to sneak two teams in before the next inauguration on Jan. 20.
But if the Cubs don’t get to visit Obama, who was a senator in Chicago from from 1997 to 2004 and an Illinois state senator from 2005 to 2008, then they still have a chance to meet with a president with Chicago ties. Hillary Clinton is from the Windy City, so if she wins in November, the Cubs would have a fan in the White House either way.
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