Obama congratulates Hawaii for winning Little League World Series
Former President Obama 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 Hirono and Brian Schatz also praised the team.
What a game! Congratulations to Hawaii’s own Little League World Series Champions Honolulu Little League! #LLWS https://t.co/oR95lcEWTf
— Senator Mazie Hirono (@maziehirono) August 26, 2018
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.
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