Cavs owner Dan Gilbert appears at White House with Chicago Cubs

WASHINGTON, D.C.--  It was a crowded room as some of the Chicago Cubs visited the White House on Wednesday.

Alongside President Donald Trump and the Commissioner's Trophy was Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert.

During the event in the Roosevelt Room, Trump asked, "Where's Dan? Dan Gilbert just came in." The chairman of Quicken Loans came forward and posed for a few pictures with the group.

Trump also asked about LeBron James, and called the Cavs' season good, not great.

Gilbert was at the White House on unrelated business, but the timing was strange considering the Cleveland Indians fell to Chicago in last season's World Series.

After the meeting, Gilbert tweeted: "Met Pres Trump&team to share DET&CLE progress & challenges.Their interest in creating policy & supporting midwest urban cores is encouraging"

Gilbert also released the following statement:

"Today we met with President Trump to update him and his team on the positive transformations that are taking place in Detroit and Cleveland. We also informed the President of some of the existing challenges that remain, as well as opportunities to solve them through public/private cooperation and/or partnerships.

We look forward to continuing the valuable dialogue to develop the best strategies to accelerate the progress in our midwest urban cores."

 

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