The White House on Monday announced that it would release a “special video message” from President Barack Obama at 10 a.m. ET.

Unsurprisingly, the surprise announcement was met with extreme skepticism. After all, Monday is April 1 (April Fool’s).

And it looks like that skepticism was well founded. The video message was indeed a prank.

Here’s the White House’s April Fool’s video statement from “the president”:

Recognize the speaker?

Yup, that’s “Kid President.” You may remember him from the viral pep talk  he gave in January:

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