The president told the pair that they had “captured the hearts and minds” of the country. The commander-in-chief also reminded the Howard that he’s now a huge celebrity in the U.S. now. Obama told Howard, “I don’t know how you’re gonna survive the mobs when you come back.” His advice to Howard was for the U.S. goalie to shave his beard.
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