Justin Trudeau sends Biden a package of ‘smoked meat sandwiches’ for winning their Stanley Cup final wager between Tampa and Montreal
- Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau revealed Friday that he would be sending President Joe Biden ‘a package of Montreal smoked meat sandwiches’
- Trudeau owed Biden after the two world leaders made a wager on the outcome of this year’s Stanley Cup
- The U.S. team, the Tampa Bay Lightning, beat the Canadian team, the Montreal Canadiens, in game five, winning back-to-back championships
- Trudeau admitted it took him 23 days to announce what he would send Biden because he needed some time to recover from the ‘heartbreaking’ outcome
- ‘I know losing isn’t easy, but thanks for following through with your end of the wager,’ Biden tweeted
‘Alright, I’ve had some time to recover from the heartbreaking #StanleyCupFinal [email protected]POTUS, a bet’s a bet. A package of Montreal smoked meat sandwiches is heading your way – enjoy!’ Trudeau tweeted Friday. ‘And congratulations to the @NHL champs, the @TBLightning.’
Tampa took out the Montreal Canadiens in game five, scoring only one goal in order to take home Lord Stanley.
Canadian Prime Minister (left) finally made good on his bet with President Joe Biden (right) over 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
The Canadian prime minister didn’t reveal until Friday what Biden won as part of the bet: Montreal smoked meat sandwiches
Biden told Trudeau, ‘I know losing isn’t easy, but thanks for following through with your end of the wager’
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 following through with your end of the wager, @JustinTrudeau,’ Biden tweeted.
‘And congrats again to the Tampa Bay Lightning on your second straight Stanley Cup. You 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 a 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 an update on that specifically, but we can see if there’s more detail to share,’ Psaki said.
She added that the White House was working to get larger events scheduled, including visits from winning sports teams.
A visit from the Lightning hasn’t 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 down in western Florida are having a pretty good this year,’ Biden said during the Buccaneers visit. ‘We’re making a pretty strong case to start calling Tampa the “city of champions.”‘