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Obama Tweets Congratulations to Team USA Athletes

President calls out Phelps, Ledecky, Biles



    President Barack Obama smiles after putting on the first green during a round of golf at Farm Neck Golf Course in Oak Bluffs, Mass., on Martha's Vineyard, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016. The president and his family are vacationing in the Massachusetts island of Martha's Vineyard.

    President Barack Obama tweeted out his congratulations to the U.S. Olympic Team on Sunday, calling out Michael Phelps and Katie Ledecky for their accomplishments in the Rio pool and Simone Biles for her dominance in gymnastics.

    “That’s how #TeamUSA gets America to 1,000 golds - way to make history,” Obama tweeted Sunday night while on vacation on Martha’s Vineyard.

    Obama spent Sunday golfing at one of his favorite courses, Farm Neck Golf Club. One of his golfing partners for the day was Alonzo Mourning, who won gold with the U.S. men’s basketball team in 2000.

    On Saturday the official @WhiteHouse Twitter account also sent congratulations to the U.S. Olympians.