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Ellen DeGeneres answers the best (and most hilarious) questions … from kids

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Will Ellen DeGeneres run for president? Does she swim like a fish? What’s the most embarrassing mistake she’s made on her show?

During an exclusive interview with PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly Editorial Director Jess Cagle, DeGeneres took some time to answer the cutest, smartest and funniest questions from a number of youngsters.

First up: What’s your favorite prank you’ve ever pulled on a celebrity?

“Taylor Swift,” DeGeneres quickly answers. “When she walked in to what she thought was her bathroom and her dressing room, and I scared her, and she fell to the ground. That was the first time I scared her. Since then, I’ve scared her many times.”

How about the most embarrassing mistake she has ever made on her show?

“Have you seen me interview the orangutan,” she asks. “Maybe you should see that!”

Because DeGeneres, 58, is used to asking the questions, she seemed to enjoy answering the kids’ inquiries – especially this one.

“Our country needs help,” asks 4-year-old Hannah. “Will you run for president?”

“Our country needs help – she’s 4 years old and she knows that already,” DeGeneres said. “We’re in bad shape!”

DeGeneres never fully answered though! So, we have to repeat the question: Will Ellen run for president?

The Ellen DeGeneres Show airs weekdays (check local listings).