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Obama knows who has the Stanley Cup

President has good-natured fun with Canada Prime Minister Trudeau

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Obama knows who has the Cup

President Obama has good-natured fun with Trudeau

President Obama welcomes Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to the White House and promptly reminds him who the Stanley Cup Champions are.

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President Barack Obama on Thursday took a minute to remind his visitors from Canada which team last won the Stanley Cup.

Obama welcomed Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to the White House for an official state visit, and during a state arrival ceremony outside the White House, Obama mentioned the Stanley Cup when discussing differences between Canada and the United States.

"I don't want to gloss over the very real differences between Americans and Canadians," Obama said. "There are some things we will probably never agree on. Whose beer is better? Who's better at hockey?"

That elicited some laughter from the press and guests attending the event, while Trudeau twice mumbled, "Don't get me started," and wagged his finger at the president.

"Where's the Stanley Cup right now?" Obama said. "I'm sorry [but] is it in my hometown with the Chicago Blackhawks? In case you were wondering."

Obama hosted the Blackhawks at the White House on Feb. 18. It was their third visit during Obama's presidency. At the event, Obama suggested leaving the Stanley Cup in Washington.

"We've got a state dinner with Canada coming up so we may just leave it right in the middle of the room," he said. "Just to gloat a little bit."

The last Canadian team to win the Stanley Cup was the Montreal Canadiens in 1993.

Trudeau is the first Canadian prime minister to visit the White House in 20 years.

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