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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is appearing at the White House right now (Thursday). In doing so, his trip marks Canada's first White House visit and state dinner in 19 years.

A lot has happened in that time. One thing that hasn't: a Canadian NHL team winning the Stanley Cup. The Montreal Canadiens were the last franchise North of the Border to win the Cup in 1993. For reference, from 1984-1993, Canadian teams won eight of ten Stanley Cup Finals.

So Obama asked Trudeau in person, "Where's the Stanley Cup right now?"

The Stanley Cup is in Obama's hometown of Chicago, where it has been three of the past six seasons. When the Blackhawks visited the White House a month ago, Obama started trolling Trudeau.

"It is always fun to have the Stanley Cup here," he said. "By the way, we've got a state dinner with Canada coming up, so we might just leave it right in the middle of the room -- to gloat a little bit."

Trudeau had a response of his own:


Canada defeated the U.S. in the gold medal game in 2002 and 2010, and the nation also won gold in 2014 in Sochi (the U.S. finished fourth in 2014).

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