The White House Plays April Fools’ Day Prank with Kid President Robbie Novak [VIDEO]

on April 01 2013 3:28 PM
The White House 2013 Easter Egg Roll
The Obama family at the opening ceremony of the 2013 Easter Egg Roll celebration Monday. Reuters

It looks like even the president has a sense of humor on April Fools’ Day.

The White House took to Twitter earlier Monday morning announcing a special message from the president set to be aired at 10 a.m. only to prank its 3.7 million followers by posting a video of a young boy posing as President Obama.

“It looks like you were expecting somebody else. But April Fools’ on all ya’ll. I’m kid president and I hope everyone has an awesome day [sic],” said Robbie Novak, 9, actor of the YouTube series SoulPancake in which he also stars as a motivational kid president.

“It’s everybody’s dream to give the world a reason to dance. I made it to the White House, I’m here. Peace,” says Novak before slinking back behind the podium.

The kid president, a third-grader from Henderson, Tenn., made another appearance Monday during the White House’s annual Easter Egg Roll welcoming ceremony.

“Isn’t he wonderful? Robbie, we are so proud to have you here,” said First Lady Michelle Obama. “You have been so inspiring. … You make us all want to work hard and be better."

The Obama family was spotted sporting their Sunday best before the egg roll on their way to church. Michelle recycled a Prabal Gurung charcoal brush painted rose silk twill gazar dress, which she has been seen in on two occasions before, reports New York Magazine. The first lady's matching Prabal Gurung coat was a new addition.

The first lady changed her get-up for the annual egg roll on the South Lawn, wearing white pants, a striped top, a seersucker blazer with blue trim, stacked bracelets and white tennis shoes.

Michelle expressed her excitement about hosting the annual egg roll on her Twitter account Monday, posting a photo of the large crowd gathered for the festivities. Reportedly over 30,000 people attended the event.

2013 Easter Egg Roll Michelle Obama's tweet from the 2013 Easter Egg Roll at The White House Monday.  Twitter

“So excited to host thousands of families at the White House today for the 2013 #EasterEggRoll. What a view!” she said.

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