#TBT: Halloween at the White House

When it comes to greeting trick-or-treaters, are you more of an Obama or a Trump? đŸ‘»đŸŽƒđŸ•·ïž

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 AMupdated: 10/23/2020 10:17 PM


  • Carol S.
    09/15/2021 06:47

    How can anyone not love the Obama's. He is so funny and the kids love both him and Michelle.

  • Cher B.
    09/11/2021 16:57

    Trump is SO uncomfortable in this.. what a difference- he can't be human lololol

  • Deb B.
    09/03/2021 00:04

    tRump is a scary scary creepy boy.

  • Gerald S.
    08/25/2021 01:19

    Fk obumer

  • Josephine R.
    08/22/2021 15:25

    J. A.

  • Carlos E.
    08/20/2021 20:04

    Trump, the habitual pathetic....

  • New P.
    08/16/2021 01:19

    Trump is the best

  • Stephen J.
    08/14/2021 07:20

    Each clip you can see obuma salivating picking which child he wants to get a slap and tickle from! For you know late night hot dogs & pizza! Bout what 50k worth???

  • Carmel B.
    08/12/2021 13:47

    Trumps so boring with the children. Obama so down to earth with the children having fun with them. Obamas are very classy couple nothing false about them unlike the trumps.

  • Laimayum S.
    08/01/2021 13:11

    Tump J is huge joke to the great nation call America .

  • Joann M.
    07/26/2021 16:18

    All animals in trump's clips looks like him.

  • Joann M.
    07/26/2021 16:15

    That's lil donnie

  • Lisa H.
    07/25/2021 03:37


  • Debra M.
    07/17/2021 23:39

    The trumps don’t even know how to behave at a simple Halloween event.

  • Luis M.
    07/14/2021 13:56

    Which one is the one wearing the costume

  • Olaf T.
    07/12/2021 02:49 very . Artificial. Cynical and. Double. Entrondured

  • Rochelle E.
    07/10/2021 16:29

    👏 Very cool, but no Halloween clips from the Bush or Clinton families? I really enjoyed this. No politics, just some Halloween fun. Thank you ⭐

  • Terry H.
    07/09/2021 03:31

    For once the Trumps did ok. They just have a very formal personality and arent very caring!

  • Jon S.
    07/08/2021 05:54

    Who is the clown dressed as Trump?

  • Janna C.
    07/06/2021 22:12

    Can’t wait for the truth to come out.

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