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'Where's the Stanley Cup Right Now?': Obama Touts Blackhawks With Jab at Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau

Of course, Trudeau followed with the argument that many of the Blackhawks' current and former top players are from Canada

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    President Barack Obama dished out a well-executed zinger during a press conference with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday. (Published Thursday, March 10, 2016)

    It's well known that President Barack Obama isn't the biggest hockey fan in the world, but he is certainly a Chicago fan, and that came in handy during a press conference with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday. 

    During the press conference, Obama and Trudeau discussed the similarities and differences between the two countries, which gave the president the opportunity to dish out a well-executed zinger. 

    "Who is better at hockey?" Obama asked during the press conference. "Where is the Stanley Cup right now? I'm sorry, is it in my hometown with the Chicago Blackhawks? In case you Canadians were wondering, 'Where is it?'" 

    Of course, Trudeau followed with the argument that many of the Blackhawks' current and former top players are from Canada.

    "We know with certainty that there's a high demand of Canadian goods down here," Trudeau said. "A few that come to mind that President Obama just rightly recognized as being extraorinary contributors to the American success story is Jonathan Toews, Duncan Keith and Patrick Sharp." 

    Still, the diss had a good stinging quality to it. When the home of hockey hasn't boasted a Stanley Cup winning team in over 20 years, it's perfectly acceptable for the president to use it to his advantage. 

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