Justin Trudeau sends Biden a package of ‘smoked meat sandwiches’ for winning their Stanley Cup final bet between Tampa and Montreal
- Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Friday that he would send President Joe Biden “a package of Montreal smoked meat sandwiches.”
- Trudeau owed Biden something after the two world leaders placed a bet on the outcome of this year’s Stanley Cup
- The US team, the Tampa Bay Lightning, defeated the Canadian team, the Montreal Canadiens, in game five to win back-to-back championships
- Trudeau admitted it took him 23 days to announce what he would be sending Biden as he needed some time to recover from ‘heartbreaking’ outcome
- “I know losing isn’t easy, but thank you for sticking with your efforts,” Biden tweeted
Twenty-three days after the Tampa Bay Lightning won the Stanley Cup, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that he would live up to his bet with President Joe Biden.
“Okay, I’ve had some time to recover from the heartbreaking #StanleyCupFinal .@POTUS, betting is betting. A pack of Montreal smoked meat sandwiches is headed your way – enjoy!’ Trudeau tweeted Friday. “And congratulations to the @NHL champions, the @TBLightning.”
Tampa eliminated the Montreal Canadiens in game five, scoring just one goal to take home Lord Stanley.
Canadian Prime Minister (left) finally lives up to his bet with President Joe Biden (right) on the outcome of the Stanley Cup final
Trudeau tweeted Friday that he was sending ‘a package of Montreal smoked meat sandwiches’ to the White House
Canadian Prime Minister revealed only Friday what Biden won as part of the bet: Montreal smoked meat sandwiches
Biden told Trudeau: ‘I know losing isn’t easy, but thank you for persevering’
The win also made them back-to-back National Hockey League champions, following in the footsteps of the Pittsburgh Penguins, who won the Stanley Cup in both 2016 and 2017.
“I know losing isn’t easy, but thanks for sticking with your efforts, @JustinTrudeau,” Biden tweeted.
“And congratulations again to the Tampa Bay Lightning on your second straight Stanley Cup. You have made your country proud,” the president added.
DailyMail.com had asked White House press secretary Jen Psaki about the bet on July 9.
The Tampa Bay Lightning won the Stanley Cup for the second year in a row on July 7, beating the Montreal Canadiens in game five
At the time, she didn’t know the details.
“I don’t have a specific update on that, but we can see if there are more details to share,” Psaki said.
She added that the White House was working to get bigger events scheduled, including visits from winning sports teams.
A visit from the Lightning has not yet been announced.
However, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, complete with quarterback Tom Brady in tow, visited the White House earlier this month.
“We have to say that the fans in western Florida have had a pretty good time this year,” Biden said during the Buccaneers’ visit. “We’re making a pretty strong case for calling Tampa the ‘city of champions’.”