#TBT: Halloween at the White House

When it comes to greeting trick-or-treaters, are you more of an Obama or a Trump? 👻🎃🕷️

Most politicians don’t dress up

Halloween at the White House is a tradition each president has done it in their own style. It has been a fun family-filled tradition hosted by various presidents over the past six decades, since the Eisenhower era. And while the holiday has been particularly central for presidents with young children -- the Kennedys, Obamas, the Carters to name a few -- many of the past presidents put their own spin on the holiday celebrations!

A viral moment was caught as President and Melania Trump handed out candy to local children. The president and first lady passed out candy to costumed children from military families and local elementary schools at a pre-Halloween event that evening, according to CNN. When a child dressed in an inflatable minion costume from the film “Despicable Me” approached President Trump, the viral exchange took place, as first shared by Sky News.

The Obamas hosted a trick-or-treat every year, too. The Obamas were known for their elaborately themed Halloween parties that they threw for both children and military families alike. It was estimated that more than 2,600 children had attended their 2009 party, where they were greeted by the smiling first couple and treated to "Alice in Wonderland" themed food. First lady Michelle Obama dressed as a cat for the occasion, but in the subsequent years, opted for orange-themed looks.

Most politicians don’t dress up, but the Clintons did host a Halloween ball dressed up former president and first lady James and Dolley Madison. However, the hottest Halloween parties in D.C. in the 1990s used to be hosted by Al and Tipper Gore. Even on the 1992 campaign trail with George H. W. Bush Halloween crept in. The White House can be seen around this time of year decorated with spooky trees, pumpkins and orange lights.


10/31/2019 10:19 AM
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  • Carla M.
    10/31/2019 10:25

    I Guess T doesn't need a costume 🤣🤣

  • Janet M.
    10/31/2019 10:40


  • YU F.
    10/31/2019 10:51


  • Sheila J.
    10/31/2019 10:54


  • Khurram Z.
    10/31/2019 11:08

    Obama 👏👏

  • Above L.
    10/31/2019 11:30

    Obama All the Way!👏👏

  • Alan R.
    10/31/2019 11:31

    Trumpf always brings the house down with his clown impersonation.......

  • Sam W.
    10/31/2019 11:39

    Shez Japanese ooooh my thatone started too early

  • Chelsea H.
    10/31/2019 11:47

    le ty eh 😂😂😅

  • Dirlene S.
    10/31/2019 11:56

    People are surprised with this? I don’t even expect him to be human anymore. He’s just an evil thing that walks and steal oxygen from the air.

  • Muhammad F.
    10/31/2019 12:10

    Trump ki baatain suno

  • Martha C.
    10/31/2019 12:14

    Obama when America was great

  • Ivette N.
    10/31/2019 12:27

    Obama all the way!!

  • Mel S.
    10/31/2019 12:36

    F Trump

  • Eneida S.
    10/31/2019 12:42


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    10/31/2019 12:50

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  • Polly W.
    10/31/2019 12:58

    Really, Brut.

  • Samreen A.
    10/31/2019 13:06

    the minion one 😂😂😂 what the hell is he thinking

  • Deborah L.
    10/31/2019 13:09

    Obama always 😀

  • Brut
    10/31/2019 13:13

    Find out how four major Halloween traditions came to be. �3