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"I Really Wanted to See Beyonce": Girl Disappointed Surprise Guest Is Obama

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    No Beyonce? Obama Visit Disappoints Girl

    Sometimes you just can't impress kids - even if you're the President. President Obama was helping fill backpacks for the homeless in Northeast D.C. Thursday when one little girl shared that she was expecting another famous person to show up. (Published Friday, Sept. 12, 2014)

    President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama visited an elementary school in northeast Washington, D.C., for a charity event on Thursday, but one sixth grader wasn't impressed with their guest appearance.

    The young girl working next to the president told him she was glad he and the first lady paid a surprise visit but that she was really hoping to meet someone else.

    "I really wanted to see Beyonce," Madison told the president as they stuffed gift backpacks for homeless children.

    "I understand," Obama replied. "Malia and Sasha would feel the same way."

    Madison quickly recovered and tried to backtrack. “But then I realized it was going to be you and that’s even better,” she said.

    “I appreciate you saying that in front of the press,” Obama told her. “I know it’s not really true.”

    The first lady told Madison she had a valid point.

    “I’d rather see Beyonce,” she said.