Obama congratulates Hawaii for winning Little League World Series

Former President ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaGlasgow summit raises stakes for Biden deal Obama gives fiery speech for McAuliffe: 'Don't sit this one out' Obama looks to give new momentum to McAuliffe MORE congratulated the Hawaiian Little League team for winning the 2018 World Series on behalf of the United States. 

“You make America very proud,” Obama, who was born in Honolulu, tweeted Sunday, along with a picture of the championship team.

Several other Hawaiian politicians took to social media to congratulate the team.


Hawaii Gov. David Ige (D) praised the boys for “uplifting” the state while Hurricane Lane “was barreling toward the islands.”

“Way to go Boys, you made all of Hawaii proud!” Ige tweeted.

Hawaii’s Democratic Sens. Mazie HironoMazie Keiko HironoDemocrats look for plan B on filibuster Progressives push back on decision to shrink Biden's paid family leave program Democrats at odds with Manchin over child tax credit provision MORE and Brian SchatzBrian Emanuel SchatzClimate advocates turn sights on Wall Street To sustain humanity COP26 must lead on both climate and biodiversity Democrats struggle to sell Biden plan amid feuding MORE also praised the team.

Hawaii topped South Korea 3-0 to win the world championship.

ESPN reported that it is the first Little League World Series title for the state since 2008.