Obama Has Priceless Reaction To Little Girl’s White House Meltdown (IMAGE)

Everyone has at least one embarrassing moment from childhood that makes them cringe whenever they look back. For little Claudia Moser, this moment is probably it.

Accompanying her parents during an April visit to celebrate Passover at the White House, Claudia decided to throw a full-blown temper tantrum in the Red Room – right in front of President Barack Obama. During the epic meltdown, Claudia threw herself onto the carpet, buried her face in the floor and pounded her frustration into the fabric, leaving President Obama and the First Lady speechless.

A photo capturing the moment was posted to Twitter by Claudia’s Uncle, writer and journalist Benjamin Moser, showing not only Claudia’s crying spell, but President Obama’s amazing reaction to it:


This is a moment that all parents can relate to, and sometimes the only thing you can do is just let the child ride a fit out. Accepting that he couldn’t do anything to pull Claudia out of her cranky mood, Obama raises his hands in defeat while keeping completely composed – a technique he probably picked up from dealing with conservatives on a regular basis. Michelle Obama, also rendered helpless in the situation, looks on sympathetically in the background.

The photograph was taken by White House photographer Peter Souza and has gone viral since Benjamin posted it on Twitter this week. Responding to Twitter comments, Claudia’s mother Laura Moser suggested that it had not only been a long day for little Claudia – but for anyone else who had to witness Claudia’s “ten tantrums” that hour!

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Claudia’s mother also made sure to have a good sense of humor while her daughter’s photo circulated all over the internet. One thing is for sure: this photo is going to haunt Claudia for the rest of her life!

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President Obama, who finally got his own official Twitter account earlier this week, has diplomatically refrained from commenting on the hysterical event.

Featured image courtesy of Benjamin Moser Twitter.