President Obama Sends Congratulations to Michael Phelps

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Michael Phelps made history yesterday, breaking the mark for most medals ever won at the Olympics.

And it didn't take long for the legendary swinner to receive congratulations from another record-setter, the nation's first-ever African-American President.

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

  • Michael Phelps in London
  • President Obama in Florida

Phelps soon replied to the First Message with: "Thank you Mr. President!! It's an honor representing the #USA!! The best country in the world!!"

Of course, Missy Franklin received props from Justin Bieber after she won Gold earlier in the Games, prompting the difficult question: From whom would you prefer to receive a Tweet?


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Such losers having to use others screen names. Shows u can't debate worth shit.... the real chely who sadly got stuck with a different name when I registered. :)


Paying taxes on olympic medals? Wow! Phelps didnt win this medal on his own. There were people that built that pool. There were people who purified and chlorinated the water. Someone built the plane that carried phelps to London. Air traffic controllers made it possible to land the plane safely. Sweat shops employing child labor in China which probably made the swimsuits deserves that medal as much as anyone. The more I think about I'm not even sure if Phelps deserves the medal with all the help he received.


@Kansas - The jobs are all in China and India. The president and the other elected politicians don't want to talk about all of the jobs they are letting big business export right out of the good old USA.


I can't wait for president Romney to give congrats in 4 years!


Obama 2012!


What can one say? It's an election year and this President is hurting for some good publicity! Question is....Where's the jobs??????


Should be a third option on the poll for neither. Congrats Mike!