He may be President of the United States of America, but young Madison of Washington DC knows who really run the world. So when Madison’s teacher informed her class they’d be having a special guest help them with their 9/11 memorial project, Madison got her hopes up that Queen Bey would stop by, only to have her hopes crushed when it merely turned out to be President Barack Obama and the First Lady. When Obama took a seat next to Madison to help her out, she told him outright: “I really wanted it to be [Beyoncé],” she said, “but then I realized it was gonna be you.”

To his credit, the President responded, “Malia and Sasha would feel the same way.” Madison later tried to recant and say she was really glad the President was there but, between this and the President’s young guest from earlier this week, it’s difficult to shake the feeling that kids may just not care about politics all that much …