Obama Welcomes World Series Champion Chicago Cubs To White House

Katie Jerkovich | Contributor

President Barack Obama celebrated the 2016 World Series Champion Chicago Cubs at a ceremony at the White House Monday.

With Cubs’ players standing behind him in the East Room, Obama said, “they said this day would never come.” (RELATED: You Won’t Believe How Many People Watched The Cubs Win The World Series)

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 16: U.S. President Barack Obama poses for photograph with the Major League Baseball World Series champion Chicago Cubs during a celebration in the East Room of the White House January 16, 2017 in Washington, DC. Obama made sure to celebrate the Cubs' victory at the White House during his last week in office because they are from his adopted home town of Chicago. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

(Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

“They said this day would never come … Welcome to the @WhiteHouse, the World Series Champion Chicago #Cubs.”–@POTUS #CubsInDC,” the official Twitter account of the Chicago Cubs tweeted. (RELATED: Chicago Cubs Take Game 6 In A 9-3 Rout Over The Cleveland Indians)

 

During the ceremony Obama joked that he was getting to do “something none of my predecessors ever had a chance to say, ‘Welcome to the White House, the World Series champion Chicago Cubs,'” according to the Chicago Sun Times.

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 16: President Barack Obama shows a W flag given to him by the 2016 World Series Champion Chicago Cubs in The East Room at the White House, on January 16, 2017 in Washington, DC. The Cubs beat the Cleveland Indians in last year's World Series ending a 108-year drought. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

(Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

“I will say that the Cubs took long enough,” he added. “I’ve only got four days left.”

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 16: U.S. President Barack Obama (C) poses for a picture with members of the 2016 World Series Champion Chicago Cubs in The East Room at the White House, on January 16, 2017 in Washington, DC. The Cubs beat the Cleveland Indians in last year's World Series ending a 108-year drought. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

(Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Even though the Chicago White Sox is his team, the president tweeted a White House invite in November to the Cubs after they beat the Cleveland Indiansin a world series that went all the way to game seven.

“It happened: @Cubs win World Series. That’s change even this South Sider can believe in. Want to come to the White House before I leave,” Obama tweeted.

 

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