Trump welcomes World Series champion Cubs to White House

President Donald Trump pauses as he is asked a question on health care as he meets with members of the 2016 World Series Champions Chicago Cubs Wednesday

President Donald Trump pauses as he is asked a question on health care as he meets with members of the 2016 World Series Champions Chicago Cubs Wednesday

Typically, World Series winners schedule a visit to the White House for a formal celebration during the following season, usually when they are playing either the Washington Nationals or nearby Baltimore Orioles.

President Trump also took some time to talk politics during the visit.

During the Roosevelt Room gathering, Trump made an odd request: asking to bring in the owner of the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers, Dan Gilbert, to pose with the group.

We have a lot of questions for Dan Gilbert, but right now our main concern is why he joined the Chicago Cubs' visit to the White House today.

Trump got in this little dig at the National Basketball Association champion Golden State Warriors, "This is a great team and they were actually here but they wanted to be here with Trump, right?" Maddon said he was going to the White House out of respect for the Ricketts family, which owns the Cubs and donated to Trump's campaign.

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During the event in the Roosevelt Room, Trump asked, "Where's Dan?" "I think you have a lot of them", the president offered.

Trump hijacked his photo-op with the world champion Chicago Cubs to complain about how sports teams don't want to be seen with Trump.

Trump welcomed the manager and several players from the World Series champion Chicago Cubs to the White House on Wednesday.

Representatives for Gilbert's company said a year ago that he did not host the September fundraiser and that the space was rented for that event.

Only four current players who were on the World Series roster missed the trip in January: Jake Arrieta, John Lackey, Jon Lester and Hector Rondon.

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