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The White House teams up with TN boy to prank media

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -

(WMC-TV) - The White House teamed up with a Tennessee boy to play an April Fools' joke on the media.

When the national media tuned in for a special message from the president, they were faced with Robby Novak, a third grader from Henderson, Tennessee.

Robby hosts a series of YouTube videos where he plays the "Kid President".

"The world needs to stop being so boring. Yeah, you. Boring is easy. Everybody can be boring, but you're gooder than that," said the Kid President in one of his many inspirational videos.

His brother-in-law, Brad Montague, produces the videos and spoke with Action News 5 about the president's April Fools' joke.

It all started when President Barack Obama saw one of the videos on Youtube.

"Our set is made of card board, we live in a really small town, Kid President always connects to people via is can string phone, and about a month and a half ago we got a call from The White House," explained Montague.

Robby was invited to narrate a video promoting the annual Easter Egg Roll event at The White House.

While he was there, he shot the April Fools' prank.

"It looks like you guys were expecting someone else."

That is how Kid President addressed the media on April 1.

"I'm Kid President and I hope everyone has an awesome day. It's everybody's duty to give the world a reason to dance," he continued before leaving the podium and getting stuck on his way out of the room.

Robby and his brother-in-law began recording his Internet videos nine months ago. Now, he is recording one each week.

What is next for the Kid President?

The sky is the limit as long as it makes the world "more awesome".

To see the Kid President's videos on YouTube, click here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzvRx_johoA-YabI6FWcU-jL6nKA1Um-t


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