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White House tries its hand at April Fool's joke

LAST UPDATED: 07:29 a.m. HST, Apr 01, 2013

WASHINGTON >> The White House, busy with its annual Easter Egg Roll, also managed to pull off an April Fool's prank.

The White House Twitter account announced earlier today to be on the lookout for a "special video message from the president."

Instead, viewers got a surprise visitor to the press briefing room.

The piece began with a shot of the familiar lectern regularly used by press secretary Jay Carney. It was empty as the presidential entrance march played. Then a small head peeked over the edge of the stand.

"It looks like you were expecting somebody else."

Indeed. It was Robbie Novak, who plays "Kid President" in a series of popular YouTube videos. "April Fools on all of you all," he said.

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serious wrote:
The White House is a joke!!!
on April 1,2013 | 05:24AM
false wrote:
on April 1,2013 | 07:52AM
Skyler wrote:
on April 1,2013 | 08:42AM
frontman wrote:
obama and the democrats already make me laugh
on April 1,2013 | 05:46AM
palani wrote:
Who is Robbie Novak?

Unfortunately, the joke, which began in 2009, is on all of us.

on April 1,2013 | 05:56AM
MakaniKai wrote:
Who is Robbie Novak? Don't know but he's probably just as qualified for the job! Aloha.
on April 1,2013 | 07:31AM
pcman wrote:
Who's in charge of the oountry? Pres Obama. April Fool's!!!
on April 1,2013 | 10:18AM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
So educational tours of the White House are cancelled but there is no problem finding funding for an Easter Egg Roll with tons of celebrities and lots of touchy feely coverage. Then there's time to produce April Fool pranks also.

Great, just great. Now back to the vacations and golf.

on April 1,2013 | 10:53AM
serious wrote:
Did you see Michelle's new travel book: Spain on $75,000 a day!!!!
on April 1,2013 | 11:29AM
Nevadan wrote:
...and 47,000,000 are on food stamp.
on April 1,2013 | 08:00PM
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