Watch: Bill Murray Crashes White House Press Briefing

Bill Murray – comedian, actor, director… and devoted Chicago Cubs fan.

On Friday, Bill Murray met with President Obama at the White House, where he also made a surprise visit to the James S. Brady briefing room donning a Chicago Cubs sweater.

Jokingly addressed as “Mr. President” by the press, the Illinois native was asked if he believed his beloved Cubs would defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers this weekend.

“I feel very confident that (Dodgers ace) Clayton Kershaw is a great, great pitcher, but we got too many sticks,” Murray said from the White House podium. “At home with our crowd, the weather… You get a little bit of autumn in Chicago; you don’t get that in Los Angeles. Trees just die in Los Angeles; in Illinois they flourish.”

Currently in Washington to accept the Kennedy Center’s Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on Sunday, Murray met with President Obama who later joked that “[Murray] was wearing a Cubs jacket — which for a White Sox fan is a little troubling.”

Bryan Cranston tweeted following Murray’s visit: “Proof positive. Cubs surrogate @BillMurray inside the White House! The NLCS [National League Championship Series] is rigged! If the #crookedcubs win the series I will not concede.”

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