President Obama responds to viral video of young girl ‘not ready’ for him to leave office

Posted at 11:19 PM, Feb 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-21 23:20:21-05

President Barack Obama has said he is “not unhappy” that he isn’t up for another term, but at least one person is downright apoplectic.

A woman named Caprina Harris posted a video to Facebook earlier this week showing her granddaughter sobbing after learning that Obama will soon leave the White House.

“Tell me why you’re crying,” Harris is heard asking.

“Barack Obama is fixing to go,” the child says amid sobs as Harris explains presidential term limits.

The video of the young girl saying she is “not ready” for a new president had 2.6 million views as of Sunday night.

The president has responded to the video, commenting under the post:

“Caprina, tell her to dry her tears because I’m not going anywhere. Once I leave the White House, I’ll still be a citizen just like her. And when she grows up, she can get involved right alongside me. In the meantime, I’ll keep an eye out for her letter, and we’ll always get to celebrate our birthdays together!”

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The President has registered strongly in recent polls of Democrats, and with the competitive Democratic primary growing increasingly bitter, the young girl might not be alone among Democrats in feeling this way.