clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

American Ninja Warrior hosts Matt and Akbar went to the White House with Team USA

Really hoping they used some puns in the presence of the POTUS.

Team USA/Twitter

Team USA were invited to the White House to meet the President, Vice President, and First Lady. Naturally, the brought along American Ninja Warrior hosts Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbajabiamila. Because, duh, why wouldn’t you? They can narrate your handshake with the President of the United States!

Just kidding. Matt and Akbar were there for the Team USA Awards, which they were hosting.

But let’s think about it for a second, Matt and Akbar might just be the political team of the ages!

Here’s a little look at their visit to the White House.

They snapped a quick pic with Allyson Felix. Get it? Because she’s an Olympic sprinter?

Had a blast with some of the @TeamUSA crew. I feel like a champion.

A photo posted by Akbar Gbajabiamila (@akbar_gbaja) on

They hung out with Olympic boxer Claressa Shields.

She’s KIND of a big deal, guys.

Always ready to get the crowd going, Akbar started the “U.S.A!” chant.

I'm accompanying @TeamUSA inside of @TheWhiteHouse. #USA, USA, USA!

A video posted by Akbar Gbajabiamila (@akbar_gbaja) on

Matt hopefully alluded to his future career in politics.

Seriously, how at home does Akbar look in the White House?

Headed to the Oval Office!

A photo posted by Akbar Gbajabiamila (@akbar_gbaja) on

They ALL got to meet the President!

Akbar walked us into the Oval Office, but then turned the camera off. We’re just imagining that his first question to President Barack Obama was how soon we’ll see him on the course.

(Hey, it could happen! He did “Running Wild with Bear Grylls”!)

Doing my #presidential walk and talk to the #OvalOffice in the @whitehouse

A video posted by Akbar Gbajabiamila (@akbar_gbaja) on

American Ninja Warrior: Now White House approved!