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President Barack Obama puts brave face on schoolgirl's Beyonce snub

14 September 2014 Last updated at 09:20 BST

A schoolgirl from the US capital, Washington DC, has prompted laughter from the US President after admitting that she had hoped the special guest visitor to her school was going to be Beyonce.

Barack Obama seemed understanding, admitting that his daughters would prefer a visit from the singing superstar.

First Lady Michelle Obama, the president's wife, also agreed that she would "rather see Beyonce."

The president and first lady were taking part in an event at the Inspired Teaching charter school, filling schoolbags with toys for homeless children.