Watch Out, Final Five: President Barack Obama Could Have a Future as an Olympic Gymnast

POTUS tried to do a split with the Olympic gold medalists... but did he stick the landing?

As President Barack Obama finishes up his second and final term in office, he will be remembered for his successes in domestic and foreign policy. But we'll also think of him as the most fatherly of Commanders-in-Chief, thanks to his affinity for wearing dad jeans and never missing an opportunity to crack some good-old-fashioned dad jokes, much to daughters Sasha and Malia's chagrin.

Well, President Obama did the dad thing once again when he welcomed four out of the Olympic gold medal-winning Final Five gymnasts to the White House on Thursday.  As Aly Raisman, Laurie Hernandez, Simone Biles, and Madison Kocian easily went into a split in the Map Room, the president tried his best to emulate them. Let's just say he did not stick the landing.

You can do it, President Obama! 

The 2016 U.S. Women's Gymnastics Team (with the exception of Gabby Douglas, who did not attend because she was recovering from a surgery to remove her wisdom teeth, according to PEOPLE) was at the White House as part of an event welcoming the country's Olympic and Paralympic athletes who competed in this summer's Rio games. "I want you to know that I was going to do, like, a floor routine on the way out with Simone," President Obama joked at the event, as reported by PEOPLE. "But we decided it was a little too crowded."

That, "and he can't touch his toes," First Lady Michelle Obama chimed in. 

The Final Five showed off their moves all over the White House.

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Simone, who took home three individual gold medals in Rio in the all-around, vault, and floor exercise competitions, was her usual adorable and spunky self as she presented the president and first lady with a surf board signed by all of Team USA's athletes and got some love from Michelle, too.

First Lady Michelle Obama kids around with Simone Biles at an event honoring Team USA's Olympic and Paralympic athletes at the White House on September 29, 2016. 

President Obama specifically praised Team USA's female athletes for their success in Rio during the event. "One of the reasons our country is so proud of this year’s Team USA is 2016 belonged to America’s women Olympians," he said, according to PEOPLE. "As the father of two young women, for them to have that example of health, and drive, and competition, and persistence, and strength – it makes me really proud." 

See? What a dad. 

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