Bill Murray crashed the White House press room Friday to talk about his beloved Chicago Cubs minutes after press secretary Josh Earnest concluded his daily briefing Friday.
The press pool indulged Murray’s antics, referring to the actor as “Mr. President” and asking how he felt about the Cubs’ chances of advancing to the World Series this weekend; the team needs to win one of their two games at Wrigley Field to move on to face the Cleveland Indians.
As the Chicago Tribune reports, Murray once said a Cubs’ World Series victory – which would be their first since 1908 – is more important to him than an Academy Award win.
“He’s a class act who is really looking forward to Sunday night,” a Kennedy Center spokesperson told the Tribute, adding, “As of today, no discussion about special provisions for Cubs playoffs game watching or monitoring during Mark Twain.”
During his visit to the White House, Murray also met with President Barack Obama, a diehard fan of Chicago’s South Side squad, the White Sox.
Keeping with the mudslinging spirit of the presidential election, Los Angeles Dodgers fan Bryan Cranston, who has been tweeting with the hashtag #crookedcubs throughout the NLCS, highlighted Murray’s White House visit as evidence of the government rigging the playoffs.