President Barack Obama is no longer welcome in Canada.
Or at least, he shouldn’t be. The U.S. president took a slap shot to our collective pride yesterday while visiting the NHL’s Chicago Blackhawks–the current Stanley Cup holders.
“It is always fun to have the Stanley Cup here,” he began, smugly. “It truly is the best trophy in sports.”
Obama pointed out that before he took office, it had been nearly half a century since the team brought the cup home. And that’s when he delivered an epic blow to our entire nation:
“And by the way we have a state dinner with Canada coming up, so we may just leave [the Stanley Cup] right in the middle of the room,” he said (you can watch him drop that line at 2:30 in the video above).
But what makes his comment particularly ironic, is that when the team won the cup in the last playoffs, about half of the players were actually from Canada. Even today, roughly a third of the players on the roster hail from our country.
Fortunately, Justin Trudeau was there to point out that Canada’s national hockey team > America’s hockey team.
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) February 19, 2016
Or how about Sochi in 2014?! Take your pick, Obama.