By Adele Hampton - 08/01/12 04:24 PM EDT
White House spokesman Jay Carney says the president was "quite impressed" with the team's performance, according to the Associated Press.
"We could not be prouder of them," Obama said, who also noted the Ohio residents competing in the Games. "The wonderful thing about the Olympics is that it reminds us for all our differences, when it comes down to our country we're Americans first and we could not be prouder of them and everything they're doing on our behalf."
Obama went on to attack presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney's tax plan as benefiting the wealthy at the expense of middle-class families -- the latest push by the president to paint a negative shroud over Romney economic philosophy.