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President Barack Obama’s claim that he has restored America’s standing in the world is often embraced by Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, who served as Obama’s secretary of state during his first term.

…but someone forget to pass the talking points on to an NBC Olympic announcer.

A volleyball match Saturday between the U.S. and Puerto Rico in Rio de Janeiro included a ball out call against the Americans, prompting the Brazilian audience to cheer, according to The Daily Caller.

The unidentified NBC announcer was quick to point out that U.S. teams receive negative responses “everywhere” they play, other than at home.

“And you heard the cheers from the pro-Brazilian, pro-Puerto Rican crowd here,” the person said. “You don’t know, the United States gets cheered against everywhere in the world except the United States.”

For the record, the U.S team went on to defeat Puerto Rico three games to zero, so maybe it’s the sheer dominance that some dislike.

All of which prompted some social media users to add a little perspective:

Though for the usual apologists, America is due a little humility:

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Tom Tillison

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