The White House Twitter account announced earlier Monday 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.