On Monday, the NHL’s Washington Capitals celebrated their Stanley Cup win along with President Donald Trump’s senior advisors, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, amid Trump’s struggles with professional athletes in other sports leagues.
“Hanging out in Georgetown with Ivanka #StanleyCup @NHL @Capitals @HockeyHallFame @IvankaTrump,” The Hockey Hall of Fame’s Keeper of the Cup, Philip Pritchard, wrote on Twitter along with a photo of the team’s players posing with Ivanka and Jared at Cafe Milano in Washington, D.C.
The winning team also entered the restaurant to a standing ovation, following their victory over the Las Vegas Golden Knights in five games. They also led restaurant patrons, singing “We Are the Champions.”
The celebrations came after President Trump canceled Philadelphia Eagles’ invitation to the White House for their celebration ceremony after winning the Super Bowl when only a few players from the team announced their arrival.
The White House accused the Philadelphia Eagles of disagreeing “with their president because he insists that they proudly stand for the national anthem,” even though no one from their team took a knee during the national anthem the entire season.
But, the president is excited and opened to send an invitation to the Capitals. “I think we’ll have the Caps, we’ll see,” he said. “My attitude, if they want to be here, it’s the greatest place on earth, I’m here. If they don’t want to be here, I don’t want them.”
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