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Thursday, August 2, 2012
Obama congratulates the five members of the U.S. women's gymnastics team
President personally congratulated the five members of the U.S.
women’s gymnastics team that took home the gold at the Olympics
yesterday. According to White House press secretary Jay Carney,
the President spoke to each of the ladies of Team USA’s Fab Five.To
Aly Reisman, Obama said: “Michelle and I have watched and decided of
all the Olympians you guys amaze us the most.” And To Jordyn Wieber,
Obama said: “I’m so impressed by how you bounced back and led the team.
Tell your parents I’m proud of them too. I don’t think I could watch if I
were them.”Above is a clip of Obama in Mansfield, OH on August 1, 2012 recognizing Michael Phelps and the U.S. women's gymnastics team. See the article on Politico’s Click blog.