WATCH: President Obama to Howard, Dempsey: 'You did us proud'

The President was watching as the US triumphed out of the Group of Death and advanced to the knockout stage against Belgium, and even though the US dropped a thriller, the team's efforts earned them a nice pick-me-up phone call from the POTUS.

"This is the first time you really ended up having an entire country focused. ... Clint, you were fantastic. Tim ... I don't know how you're going to survive the mobs when you come back home, man. You're gonna have to shave your beard so they don't know who you are." 

Corny president jokes are the best kind of jokes. But seriously, has Clint Dempsey ever smiled that widely? 

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