Nancy Pelosi Makes a Friendly Wager with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Pedro Marrero
Jun 14, 2019
06:02 A.M.

The Canadian Head of State seems to have brought luck to the Toronto Raptors, for after Trudeau placed an impromptu bet on the team with the US House Speaker, they won their first NBA finals.


A few days ahead of the NBA 2018-2019 season finals, 79-year-old US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi revealed that she and 47-year-old Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had a friendly wager on the season’s outcome.


On Thursday, June 10, the Raptors defeated the Warriors 114 to 110 at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, as Trudeau and all Canadians hoped.

“Looking forward to seeing the results of my friendly wager with @justinpjtrudeau on the #NBAFinals,” Pelosi captioned a photo of herself and Trudeau shaking hands, posted on June 10.


“The only thing sweeter than watching the @warriors once again become world champions is doing so while enjoying a selection of Canada’s finest,” the Democratic politician added, referring to what was at stake in the bet.


As was explained in an official joint statement by Pelosi and Trudeau, “the winner of the wager will receive a supply of local delicacies from their opponent’s home region.”

Given the surprising events of June 13, when the Toronto Raptors beat the Golden State Warriors in their first NBA finals victory, it is Trudeau who will end up “with a selection of San Francisco’s Ghirardelli chocolate, California wine and a selection of California almonds.”


Thus Pelosi loses her chance to take home “a basket of locally-made goods from across Canada.”


On Thursday, June 10, the Raptors defeated the Warriors 114 to 110 at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, as Trudeau and all Canadians hoped.


Trudeau might come to pick his prize in person at Washington D.C., as the Canadian leader is set up to meet with Pelosi’s political adversary President Donald Trump to discuss the North American Trade Deal and the Huawei issue.

The meeting will take place on June 20, when Trudeau will travel to the US capital, according to an anonymous Canadian official who talked to Time. The visit is yet to be officially announced.

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