World Champion Chicago Cubs Break Tradition & Will Visit White House While Obama is President

by Mother Mags –

Sure, President Obama is a Chicago guy and, in fact, when the Chicago Cubs won the 2016 World Series, after a brief 108-year drought, he tweeted an invitation to the team to visit him in D.C. before he leaves, even though he’s a lifelong White Sox fan.

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?

Well, the team, whose chairman Tom Ricketts is a Trump supporter, as is much but not all of the family, will make the annual World Series visit to the White House next Monday, just days before Donald Trump becomes the occupant.

Traditionally, most Series-winning teams wait until the next season is underway before trekking to the White House, so the Cubs’ decision is a break with custom. The rightwing is mostly tossing this off as a Chicago team wanting to visit a Chicago president (and here I thought the right believed Obama was from Kenya).

Still, a number of sports figures have already said they wouldn’t visit a Trump White House, and I can’t help but think there are some members of the Cubs team, which is about a third Latino, who’d rather make the trip early, regardless of Obama’s Chicago connection, simply so they don’t have to shake the tiny hand of the Groper-in-Chief.

I wouldn’t be surprised if Clemson is trying to schedule a quick visit.

 

Reprinted with permission from Daily Kos