Before Game 1 of the World Series, President Obama set aside his White Sox fandom and admitted that he would indeed be rooting for the Cubs to end their 108-year drought and win it all. Chicago is his hometown, after all, even if the Cubs are on the north side.
Now, after the Cubs prevailed in Game 7 and claimed their first championship since 1908, the president offered his congratulations and extended the most hallowed of sports invitations:
It happened: @Cubs win World Series. That's change even this South Sider can believe in. Want to come to the White House before I leave?- President Obama (@POTUS) November 3, 2016
While also providing some historical perspective:
Obama: Sliced bread not around last time; Series win is literally "greatest thing since sliced bread" for Cubs fans. https://t.co/elJl6z6xpd- NBC Nightly News (@NBCNightlyNews) November 3, 2016
The Royals didn't visit the White House until eight months after their championship (which is typical), however, so the Cubs have to be a bit quicker if they're going to make it before Obama's term is up on Jan. 20, 2017.
Although, depending on how things turn out on Nov. 8, there could be another Chicagoan waiting for them: