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President Obama wants the Cubs to visit the White House before he leaves office

President Barack Obama speaks at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016. Obama is in North Carolina to help turn out the vote for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton with a rally in Chapel Hill. It's the first of two visits Obama has planned this week to North Carolina. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)

Before Game 1 of the World Series, President Obama set aside his White Sox fandom and admitted that he would indeed be rooting for the Cubs to end their 108-year drought and win it all. Chicago is his hometown, after all, even if the Cubs are on the north side.
Now, after the Cubs prevailed in Game 7 and claimed their first championship since 1908, the president offered his congratulations and extended the most hallowed of sports invitations:

While also providing some historical perspective:

The Royals didn't visit the White House until eight months after their championship (which is typical), however, so the Cubs have to be a bit quicker if they're going to make it before Obama's term is up on Jan. 20, 2017.
Although, depending on how things turn out on Nov. 8, there could be another Chicagoan waiting for them: