Obama taps ‘Kid President’ to announce White House Easter egg roll

By Stephen C. Webster
Friday, February 22, 2013 10:08 EDT
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Kid President speaks to Obama. Photo: Screenshot via YouTube.
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In an Easter-themed video published Thursday on YouTube, none other than President Barack Obama reaches out to “Kid President,” the star of an increasingly popular video series, to help him announce the 2013 White House Easter egg roll.

“Kid President” is actually a 9-year-old kid named Bobby who has a condition that makes his bones very brittle. He became the subject of a Tumblr, a Twitter account and, of course, a YouTube channel.

Videos feature Kid President interviewing celebrities, signing songs and dancing, or just making happy quips like, “Treat everybody like it’s their birthday.”

That was apparently enough to get the White House’s attention, just in time for the April 1 Easter egg roll.

“Kid President, looks like you got my message,” Obama says in the video.

“Yes, Mr. President, I got your message,” Bobby responds. “This is historic. The White House Easter Egg Roll: Kids dancing, eggs rolling. I’m in, and you should too!”

This video was published to YouTube on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013.

Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster is the senior editor of Raw Story, and is based out of Austin, Texas. He previously worked as the associate editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, where he covered state politics and the peace movement’s resurgence at the start of the Iraq war. Webster has also contributed to publications such as True/Slant, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly, The News Connection and others. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenCWebster.
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