What was Obama’s ‘special message’?

Posted at 1:49 PM, Apr 01, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-01 13:51:19-04

(CNN) — It was billed as a “special message” from President Barack Obama. But the president who walked out to the podium barely reached the microphones.

The White House’s April Fools video turned out to be a dispatch from 9-year-old Robbie Novak, also known as the Kid President. The White House got people to tune in by tweeting, “This morning, the White House released a special video message from the President” with a link to the page.

After stepping to the mikes with “Hail to the Chief” playing, the Kid President says, “You look like were expecting somebody else. April Fools on all y’all.”

“I’m the kid president, and I hope everyone has an awesome day,” he says, adding: “It’s everyone’s dream to give the world a reason to dance.”

Novak’s videos went viral earlier this year – they’ve been viewed millions of times on YouTube. He told CNN’s “Starting Point” in January his goal is to inspire people to make “the world awesome” and to “be a party.”

He’ll also be a guest at Monday’s White House Easter Egg Roll.