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    President Donald Trump said Friday he expects to welcome the hometown Washington Capitals hockey team to the White House for winning the Stanley Cup. But he adds: ”If they don’t want to be here DJ Chark Jaguars Jersey , I don’t want them.”

    Trump congratulated the Capitals on his Twitter feed after the team won the NHL title with a 4-3 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final. He singled out series MVP Alex Ovechkin as ”a true Superstar” and said the city is ”popping” after the Capitals won the team’s first Stanley Cup championship.

    The president spoke to reporters on the South Lawn days after he canceled a visit by the Philadelphia Eagles to commemorate their Super Bowl victory after most of the players decided to skip the ceremony.

    Before departing for an international summit in Canada, Trump said he wouldn’t invite either the Golden State Warriors or the Cleveland Cavaliers, the two teams in the NBA Finals, but added, ”we have other teams that are coming.”

    Trump pointed out that he’s had several championship teams at the White House Calvin Ridley Falcons Jersey , including the NFL’s New England Patriots and the NHL’s Pittsburgh Penguins.

    ”I think we’ll have the Caps. I mean, we’ll see,” Trump said. ”You know, my attitude: If they want to be here, it’s the greatest place on Earth James Daniels Bears Jersey , I’m here. If they don’t want to be here, I don’t want them.”

    Trump tweeted after the Capitals’ victory: ”Congratulations to the Washington Capitals on their GREAT play and winning the Stanley Cup Championship. Alex Ovechkin, the team captain, was spectacular – a true Superstar! D.C. is popping, in many ways. What a time!”
    Thanks to Qatar Courtland Sutton Broncos Jersey , hockey fans in the U.S. capital get an extra hour of subway service on the night of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference final between the Washington Capitals and Tampa Bay Lightning.

    It costs $100,000 to keep the Metrorail system open for an additional 60 minutes past midnight. Metro eliminated late-night operating hours because of budget constraints.

    Hours before the scheduled start of Thursday’s game, Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser tweeted that Qatar and the Downtown D.C. Business Improvement District are ”doing it again to deliver late night Metro service to Caps fans.”

    The Qatar Embassy also touted the arrangement, saying via Twitter: ”We believe in bringing communities closer together through sports.”

    Qatar has mounted an aggressive and well-funded campaign to rehabilitate its image in the U.S. since President Donald Trump chided the country last year for funding terrorism. Qatar’s ruling emir visited the White House last month.

    Jack Evans, the chairman of Metro’s board of directors and a D.C. Council member Hayden Hurst Youth Jersey , said the Capitals declined to pay to keep the subway system open in the event of an overtime game.

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