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Obama While Honoring U.S. Women's Soccer Team: "Playing Like A Girl Means You're A Badass"

"Perhaps I shouldn't have used that phrase."

Posted on October 27, 2015, at 3:04 p.m. ET

President Obama welcomed the 2015 World Cup-winning U.S. women's soccer team to the White House on Tuesday.

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While praising the champions for their accomplishments, both as athletes and role models, he let slip that they "taught all America’s children that playing like a girl means you’re a badass."

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I'm sorry, what was that, Mr. President? Could you please repeat that on a six second loop for the rest of eternity?

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That's right — the president said "badass" during public remarks while discussing female athletes.

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But then he sheepishly admittedly that "badass" may not have been entirely appropriate for a family audience and resubmitted the sentiment for a G rating.

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And then everybody got a selfie to commemorate the badassdom.

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You can watch to the entire ceremony here.

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