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36 Hilarious Kid Reactions To Meeting Obama This Year

As 2014 comes to an end and we're all taking a wistful look back at the year that was, it's overwhelming to think of how much our president's had to deal with. Obama has had to mitigate the Ebola crisis, continuously try to rein Putin in, and launch an international coalition, but all that was probably a walk in the park compared to his toughest mission: Obama also has to impress kids. Everybody knows that there is no head of state tougher than a cranky 3-year-old. A cranky 3-year-old who's also hungry and bored? Forget about it. Not even NATO would go near that. Luckily, our president has had some personal experience with the youngsters — he has two teenage daughters, Malia and Sasha — and he's not so bad in the charm department either. But not even the president of the United States can impress every little squirt he comes across. In fact, some kids throw Obama the same side eye they'd throw the chirpy mailman while others are downright terrified of him.Take a look at all the children Obama has either made smile, laugh, cry, bang their heads in boredom, or stare in bewilderment this past year.

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Kid: “Lol, who is this clown?”

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“That’s quite a handshake you got there, son … are you going to let go?”

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“I see you’ve been taking style advice from Hillary.”

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Kid: “Don’t mind if I do…”

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“This baby is the best.”

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Kid: “OMG, mom. Who is this dork?”

Obama: “Hmm? What was that?”

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“Your outfit game is strong, little man.”

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“Are you making fun of my drawing? I’d like to see you do better.”

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Kid: “Mom’s making her meatloaf tonight. TAKE ME WITH YOU.”

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“Thanks for letting me practice with your tie, kid.”

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“And then the guy says to me, he says …”

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Baby: “I’m not getting up. And I don’t answer to you.”

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“Your my favorite president because you smell like warm cookies.”

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Kid: “Yeah, you heard me right. I have two girlfriends.”

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“No, seriously. Let me have a fry.”

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Kid: “Your Secret Service guys are making me really nervous, but I’m just gonna keep smiling anyway.”

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“You’re challenging me to a dance-off? OK, but I’m not gonna go easy on you just because you’re a toddler.”

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Kid: “Excuse me, sir. Do you know when the president’s supposed to come out? We’re hungry.”

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“Yup, that’s usually the look I get from the ladies.”

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“Whoa, slow down. What do I look like — an Olympic runner?”

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“Wow, you are all really short.”

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“I was expecting an ice cream cone … but I guess this flag is cool too.”

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“What did I do? It’s my ears, isn’t it?”

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Obama: “Slap me some skin!”

Kid: “Nobody says that anymore.”

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Girl Scouts: “Are you gonna buy some cookies or not? We have places to be.”

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“Plotting world domination so early?”

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Kid: “Yo, for real? I’m only like a foot tall. You really gonna make me jump?”

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Kid: ”I’M STILL BORED.”

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“Wait, wait. Please don’t hurt me. I can get you more candy. I just need more time.”

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Kid: “Are you serious right now? My grandma is more intimidating when she crochets.”

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“Alright! Someone finally laughed at my joke.”

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“OMG. I know, right? Biden’s so cool.”

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“OK, but this is the last time, Tommy. I’m not a pen factory.”

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“OK. Alright. Everybody settle down now … or don’t. Ow, that’s my kidney!”

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“I had some skills back in my day, you know. Watch me shoot this touch down.”

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“I really hope I’m not the worst dancer here … because the median age of this crowd is 4.”

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