VIDEO: Obama – USWNT taught American children to be “badass”

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The President of the United States of America welcomed the U.S. women’s national team to the White House on Tuesday as they celebrated their 2015 World Cup success.

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Members of the playing and coaching squad were pictured in and around the White House, and then President Barack Obama gave a speech where he honored the team for their record third World Cup title.

In that speech, Obama was very complimentary about their success and what it meant not only for women’s soccer, but women’s sports and U.S. society in general.

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The main sound-byte to come out of his address will no doubt be the gem which is in the video below courtesy of U.S. Soccer.

Obama: “This team taught all of America’s children that playing like a girl means being a badass”