President Obama Tweets His Congrats to Michael Phelps

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President Obama Tweets His Congrats to Michael Phelps
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President Obama Tweets His Congrats to Michael Phelps

The world was watching when Michael Phelps nabbed his 19th Olympic medal for Team USA in London Tuesday night -- including POTUS himself.

On Wednesday, Phelps, 27 -- whose recent victory makes him the most decorated Olympic athlete ever -- discovered a very special message in his Twitter feed from none other than President Barack Obama.

"Congrats to Michael Phelps for breaking the all-time Olympic medal record. You've made your country proud," Obama tweeted.

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"Thank you Mr. President!!" Phelps replied. "It's an honor representing the #USA!! The best country in the world!"

Obama followed up his tweet to the swimming champ with a phone call Wednesday, during which he called Phelps "the greatest Olympian ever."

The President also gave Team USA's gold medal-winning gymnasts -- affectionately dubbed the Fab Five -- a ring Wednesday to congratulate them on their stellar performance during the team finals.

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"Way to nail that vault," Obama told McKayla Maroney. "It was unbelievable."

He had some kind words for the rest of the ladies as well, including fan-favorite Gabby Douglas. "You just tore it up," the President told the 16-year-old. "I know how hard you worked to get there. Keep at it. Stay cool."

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