(AP) – First, Michael Phelps got a tweet-out from the president. Then, he actually got to talk with Barack Obama.
The president phoned Phelps while the American swimmer was on his way to the pool for Wednesday’s evening session, less than 24 hours after he won his 19th career medal.
“Just got a pretty cool phone call on the way to the pool from Mr. President @BarackObama!!!” Phelps wrote on Twitter.
Earlier in the day, Phelps got a personal tweet from the president. “Congrats to Michael Phelps for breaking the all-time Olympic medal record. You’ve made your country proud. -bo.”