Obama invites champion Cubs to White House

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Former President Barack Obama.

CHICAGO (AP) _President Barack Obama has invited the World Series champion Chicago Cubs to visit him at the White House.

The president tweeted the invitation early Thursday, shortly after the Cubs beat Cleveland to win the World Series.

“It happened: (at)Cubs win World Series. That’s change even this South Sider can believe in. Want to come to the White House before I leave?”

Obama previously lived in Chicago and rooted for the White Sox, who won the World Series in 2005. But since they didn’t make the postseason, Obama cheered for the Cubs.