Ivanka Trump touched the Stanley Cup, and people are freaking out

Tanya Edwards
Yahoo Lifestyle

The Washington Capitals won their first Stanley Cup on June 7, and the team hasn’t stopped celebrating since. Last night, Philip Pritchard, the Keeper of the Cup for the National Hockey League, shared a photo showing first daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, hamming it up with the team, including superstar Alex Ovechkin and the beloved Stanley Cup.


People got a little weird in the comments about Trump touching the cup.

 

Ivanka Trump at a White House event. (Photo: Getty Images)
Ivanka Trump at a White House event. (Photo: Getty Images)

One person shared that the team may have just run into the couple.

This was true. In fact, ABC reports it was pure coincidence that the president’s daughter and son-in-law visited D.C. hotspot Café Milano for a date night while Ovechkin was celebrating with the Stanley Cup.

Another suggested that people need to chill out and be tolerant.

 

By the time a dressed-down Trump and Kushner got near the cup, the party had been going a few days. It started the second the Capitals hit the locker room after their Game 5 win over the Las Vegas Golden Knights to clinch the Stanley Cup, with the traditional beer-drenched celebrations and singing. But that was just the beginning.

The team took the cup through the city of Las Vegas and through a poker room at the MGM Grand.


And they filled it with champagne, which is pretty par for the course.


The Cup is given annually to the NHL championship winning team to do with as it wishes until the following season. The Hockey Hall of Fame’s Keeper of the Cup travels with the Stanley Cup, documents it on social media and keeps it safe by carrying it with white gloves.

The Stanley Cup has seen a lot. It can probably survive Ivanka Trump.

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