What is Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert doing hanging out with the Chicago Cubs?
That's what social media wants to know.
Gilbert showed up in a photo with the Chicago baseball team Wednesday afternoon.
President Trump to Cavs owner Dan Gilbert during ceremony honoring Cubs "ask him how he's doing with LeBron" pic.twitter.com/nD1C80jbzA
— John Kosich (@KosichJohn) June 28, 2017
The team was being honored for winning the 2016 World Series. If you'll remember, the Cubs beat the Cleveland Indians in Game 7. Yeah, that's why this is awkward.
Twitter exploded over the whole thing.
"Where's Dan Gilbert?" Trump says at a meeting with the Chicago Cubs, who are not owned by Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert.
— Alex Wayne (@aawayne) June 28, 2017
Dan Gilbert crashed the Cubs Trump White House visit. pic.twitter.com/iybft8goF3
— Josh Frydman (@Josh_Frydman) June 28, 2017
It’s almost like Dan Gilbert is actively trying to get LeBron to leave.
— Hollywood Chopz (@Pchopz_) June 28, 2017
In a statement to News 5, Gilbert said he was meeting with President Trump "to update him and his team on the positive transformations that are taking place in Detroit and Cleveland."
Read the entire statement below:
Today we met with President Trump to update him and his team on the positive transformations that are taking place in Detroit and Cleveland. We also informed the President of some of the existing challenges that remain, as well as opportunities to solve them through public/private cooperation and/or partnerships.
We look forward to continuing the valuable dialogue to develop the best strategies to accelerate the progress in our midwest urban cores.