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.
Congratulations to Hawaii for winning the Little League World Series! You make America very proud. https://t.co/8Un7LPXgX1— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) August 26, 2018
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.
Congratulations to Coach Gerald Oda & the 2018 Little League World Champions. Your entire journey uplifted the State of Hawaii during a time when a major hurricane was barreling toward the islands. Way to go Boys, you made all of Hawaii proud! #LLWS #LLWSChamps #AlohaStrong pic.twitter.com/PPHZdxSUXv— Governor David Ige (@GovHawaii) August 26, 2018
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.
WE WON! Congratulations to Hawai`i for winning the International World Series Championships on behalf of the USA!— Brian Schatz (@brianschatz) August 26, 2018
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.