Kid President storms the White House
April 4th, 2013
02:22 PM ET
10 years ago

Kid President storms the White House

(CNN) - This president has a lot on his plate. As President Barack Obama explained, there are so many "demands on your time, trying to balance being president and being in the third grade. That's a lot of stuff."

He wasn't talking about his own responsibilities, but those of Kid President, the 9-year-old online sensation who appears in a new web video touring the Oval Office with Obama. A family member produces the web videos starring Robby, who has the brittle bone condition Osteogenesis Imperfecta, according to his website.

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"Any advice for me, just as an ordinary president instead of a kid president?" Obama asked in the Oval Office video.

"I have one. Well, it's not really advice, it's just how you're doing," Robby replied. "You're doing awesome."

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  1. Rudy NYC

    I like this kid. He has set his goal to be the POTUS.

    April 4, 2013 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  2. D Johnson

    Cutest thing ever.

    April 4, 2013 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  3. Rick McDaniel

    This is hardly worthy of news.

    April 4, 2013 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  4. Lynda/Minnesota

    Cute kid. Cute story. And, yes. It brought a BIG smile to my face.

    Thanks, CNN.

    April 4, 2013 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  5. ST

    This kid is awesome too. He is not shy at all. Anyone who hates kids is a witch.

    April 4, 2013 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  6. Donna

    And the Obama Joke Presidency marches on.... did he happen to see the unemployment numbers today? Or was he too busy doing this?

    April 4, 2013 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  7. just sayin

    the little kid has more common sense and leadership ability than obama. i say let him take the reins. he couldn't possibly do worse than obama has done for 4 years.

    April 4, 2013 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  8. James Bond

    Donna, just saying, do you think we should worry about four deaths, or four thousand.....crickets.......

    April 4, 2013 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  9. James Bond

    So donna, a continuation of republican policies in sept of 08 would have us where? yet continue to bash someone who has sucessfully brought the country out of the toilet your beloved bush left us in, if you only knew how ignorant you sound,all your talkin points are based on outright lies, just like the war that killed thousands you cant stand up for them? why not, you continue to gripe about benghazi, how do you even give yourself credibility, you all but refuse to admit the war, yet blame obama for the deficit? you see, youhave zero credibility . ZERO

    April 4, 2013 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  10. Rudy NYC


    And the Obama Joke Presidency marches on.... did he happen to see the unemployment numbers today? Or was he too busy doing this?
    Judging from his insightful words a couple of articles ago, Reince Preibus did see the unemployment numbers today.

    Psst. Can I let you in on a little secret? Obama may not have seen them yet, either. They usually come out on Fridays.

    April 4, 2013 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  11. CourageousKids

    Way to go Robby. This isn't about politics or snarky comments or what your "party" is (if you know Kid President, you know the party he wants to be in is the LIFE party). Robby (and his sister) live with brittle bone disease. You cannot even imagine. But he doesn't whine, complain or condemn. He dances, he smiles, he inspires. And when another bone breaks, as it often does, he says "Oh well, let's dance." Robby is one of thousands of brave and inspirational youngsters who attends The Center for Courageous Kids. And as far as the President taking time out to make a little boy smile, well, all we can say is "Well done, Sir." And for those of you who want to ridicule everything he does, fine, go back to that tomorrow. But for this moment, in this case, just maybe you could give one brave little boy the chance to "BE MORE AWESOME." We love Kid President.

    April 4, 2013 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  12. James Bond

    What about the war guest?, did we have one, or just dont care to talk about it. your inability to admit its contribution to our ills, only takes away from anything you gripe about. you do remember the war, right? four thousand plus dead, and why? no bid military contracts

    April 4, 2013 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  13. James Bond

    Why are you not upset over the fraudulent death of thousands of young man and women, where is the outrage of lack of human decency? mighty selective compassion you have there, you seriously navigate life with that mindset? wow

    April 4, 2013 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  14. PaulCat

    Gotta love it !

    Only if the republicans can look, even a little human.

    Anyone notice they never smile?

    April 4, 2013 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |