Bill Murray Crashes WH Press Briefing [VIDEO]

Katie Jerkovich | Entertainment Reporter

Bill Murray surprised members of the press at the White House Friday to talk about the Chicago Cubs.

Immediately following the daily briefing by White House press secretary Josh Earnest, the 66-year-old actor took to the podium wearing a Cubs hat and sweatshirt ready to answer questions. One reporter referred to the actor as Mr. President and asked him his prediction for the upcoming playoff game 6 between the Cubs and the Los Angeles Dodgers. (RELATED: ‘Caddyshack’ Star Bill Murray Just Launched A Golf Clothing Line)


“I feel very confident…that Clinton Kershaw is a great, great, pitcher but we got too many sticks, we got too many sticks,” Murray responded. “And at home, in front of our crowd, the weather. We also get a little bit of autumn in Chicago.”

“You don’t get that in Los Angeles,” he added. “Trees just die in Los Angeles, in Illinois they flourish, they perform.” (RELATED: Bill Murray Bartends At His Son’s Bar In Brooklyn)

The Cubs are one win away from heading to the World Series after beating the Dodgers 8-4 in game 5 to take a 3-2 lead in the playoffs series.

Murray was in Washington, D.C. to meet with the president and to accept the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, this Sunday. No word yet on if the Cubs have to play a game on Sunday if he will be a no-show for the award ceremony.

Katie Jerkovich

Entertainment Reporter


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