Toddler throws a tantrum at the White House – in front of Barack Obama

Claudia was not impressed with the US president

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The Independent US

Being invited to the White House might be a lifetime ambition for some - but not for others.

In fact, for toddler Claudia, having to hang out with US president Barack Obama, his wife and First Lady Michelle Obama, and a host of other VIPs at Passover was, quite literally, the worst thing ever.

Her mother, US journalist and author Laura Moser, posted a snap of the adorable tot to Twitter showing her in the midst of what looked like an epic tantrum - in full view of the POTUS.

To give the president credit, he seemed to take it all in his stride, gesturing to the wailing child with both hands as if to say, "Yep, this is what I get every day."

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President Barack Obama speaks as his daughters Sasha and Malia stand with him

And that might not be far from the truth - for Mr Obama has two daughters of his own, Malia and Sasha, who have also been caught out on camera acting, well, exactly like children.

It's also not the first time that one of the most powerful men in the world has been trumped by the behaviour of a small person.

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In September, the bored young son of a US secret service agent face-planted into a sofa in the Oval Office

In September, the son of a departing US Secret Service agent who came to the White House with his mum and dad to meet the president, face-planted into a sofa at the Oval Office.

 

The candid shot was later posted on the White House Flickr photostream.

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