Dan Gilbert Weirdly Joined the Chicago Cubs' Visit to the White House Today. Why?

We have a lot of questions for Dan Gilbert, but right now our main concern is why he joined the Chicago Cubs' visit to the White House today.

During a photo op/press conference-type event typical for championship-winning teams, the 2016 Cubs found JACK Entertainment CEO and Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert in their midst. President Donald Trump even called out for him by name amid a flurry of shutter snaps.

"Where's Dan? Where's Dan Gilbert?" Trump asked multiple times before pointing at the Detroit-based billionaire and beckoning him closer. "Do you want a good baseball player to play basketball?" he said, gesturing to the team that beat your friends and mine, the Cleveland Indians, in a hard-fought seven-game series last fall.
Trump then described the Cavs' season as "good ... not great."

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Eric Sandy is an award-winning Cleveland-based journalist. For a while, he was the managing editor of Scene. He now contributes jam band features every now and then.
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