The Sideshow

Mr. President, watch this!

The Sideshow

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Child's play (Pete Souza/Official White House photo)

When you have access to the president of the United States, you want to make a good impression. Or any impression.

That appears to be the plan of this high-energy toddler, who threw himself on the floor in Magnolia's Deli and Cafe in Rochester as the president sat at a table nearby with a small group of college students, graduates and their parents to discuss the high cost of higher education on Thursday, according to the Associated Press.

Official White House photographer Pete Souza snapped the unnamed boy, whose mother appears to be sitting at another table — and laughing — at the kid’s adorable antics.

It’s not clear if the president chooses to ignore the child or if he hasn’t noticed him at all.

The photographer posted to Twitter, “A young boy plays as Pres Obama lunches with college students and their parents in Rochester, N.Y.”

Perhaps the child wouldn’t be so cheerful if he knew how much his college education is going to cost him in the not too distant future.

This isn’t the first time a child has been caught stealing the show from a powerful figure. In 1994, the on-stage antics of Mayor-elect Rudy Giuliani's son caused major buzz, even inspiring a "Saturday Night Live" spoof. Seven-year-old Andrew monkeyed around onstage, yawning, making faces, saying the politician's lines along with him, and stole the thunder from the former prosecutor.

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