Heard on the Hill

Ghirardelli chocolate and Napa Valley wine: Pelosi pays off Warriors-Raptors bet to Trudeau

Consolation prize: Canadian prime minister gives speaker a Raptors championship t-shirt

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau exchange gifts as they settle a wager over the NBA basketball championship series between her Golden State Warriors and his victorious Toronto Raptors on. (Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call)

If there wasn’t enough salt in Nancy Pelosi’s wounds after the Toronto Raptors defeated her Golden State Warriors for this year’s NBA championship, she can just steal some from the pistachios she gifted Justin Trudeau. Oh wait, never mind — those are salt-free.

The Speaker held up her end of a “friendly” wager with the Canadian prime minister Thursday when she gave him the basket of all baskets, chock-full of some of California’s finest:

Pelosi’s gift basket was chock-full of California goodness.
Pelosi’s gift basket was chock-full of California goodness. (Kathryn Lyons/CQ Roll Call)

Trudeau, being the diplomat he is, returned the favor. “I put together a little Raptors swag — I don’t expect you to wear it,” he quipped handing her a gift box with Raptors flags and a 2019 Championship T-shirt. (I suspect he tried putting Drake in the box, but alas, he was too big.)

If I was Pelosi, I’d keep a bottle of wine (or two) for myself and call it a day.

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