President Joe Biden and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau engaged in some lighthearted, sporting banter over the Stanley Cup Final.
Trudeau, a diehard fan of the Montreal Canadiens, suggested making his sides best-of-seven playoffs against Tampa Bay Lightning a little bit more interesting with this tweet for Biden:
Two of the best teams in the NHL are facing off right now how about a friendly wager, @POTUS? #GoHabsGo#StanleyCup
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) June 29, 2021
Biden, or whoever was running the official @POTUS account at the time, responded:
Former President Barack Obama twicehad to give cases of beer to then-Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper after losing similar hockey wagers while in office.
Bidens prospects are already looking better than that of his predecessor, though. Lightning won the first game 5-1. The second game of the series is on Wednesday.
Its not clear what the pair will bet.
But Twitter users had some ideas, some of which involved former President Donald Trump:
If Canada wins, we have to adopt their healthcare system.
— Skititlez (@Skititlez) June 29, 2021
Thanks Joe. The former guy would have told us how no one knows hockey like him.
— beer4me62 (@Beer4me62) June 29, 2021
If Montreal wins the US will send you Trump
— Rich Murphy (@richmurphy1978) June 29, 2021
If Tampa Bay wins, Canada gets Trump.
— George Sotiropoulos (@gsot626) June 29, 2021
Canada wins and the US adopts Canadas health system
America wins and Canada opens the border back up, like, even past the open of pre-COVID. Like 70s Vietnam-era open.
Lets make this fun
— super nintendo chalmers (@zanysatsuma) June 29, 2021
If the Habs win, Canada gets Hawaii. If the Bolts win, we’ll take Bieber back.
— Brennan fully vaxxed Leffler (@brennanleffler) June 29, 2021
loser has to release one classified dossier at random
— Justin Ling (@Justin_Ling) June 29, 2021
If the Canadians win, US gives Canada Alaska. If US wins, US gives Canada Alaska, Texas and Florida…
— Richard Manso (@RichardManso3) June 29, 2021
If they lose, we get their health care.
— Hemant Mehta (@hemantmehta) June 29, 2021
winner gets Alaska
— Tony X (@soIoucity) June 29, 2021
Fox News legit about to be running headlines like BREAKING NEWS: President wagers nation on hockey game
— Jeff Kaminski (@jkam92) June 29, 2021
Ah, foreign leaders tweeting at each other in a nice way.
Normacly. Nice.
— Chris D. Jackson (@ChrisDJackson) June 29, 2021
What’s the wager ? Texas?
— Jake from State Farm 2.0 (@RIPMSM) June 29, 2021
Its nice to see a friendly wager over sports being made by the leader of the United States and Canada. This has been missed the past 4 years.
Fun, compassion, and leadership is back in the White House
— Chrissi Nielsen (@NielsenChrissi) June 29, 2021
Winner gets the good side of Niagara Falls
— Winging It In Motown (@wingingitmotown) June 29, 2021
Can I just tell you both, this is such a welcome sight!!! Neighbors getting along like neighbors should. Love our neighbors to the North!!!
— Nicole Ratliff (@djnikki85) June 29, 2021
If you lose does that mean Canada gives us universal healthcare?
— Scott Matla (@scottmatla) June 29, 2021
For a moment I had a flashback to 2020 and thought, that guy has no knowledge of sports, especially hockey! Then I remembered no, Uncle Joe is POTUS now and he knows. He knows.
— Captain America’s shieldmaiden (@JediTigger) June 29, 2021

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