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#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.

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10/31/2019 10:19 AMupdated: 10/23/2020 10:17 PM

876 comments

  • Joan S.
    a day

    It was all a trick on America

  • Ayur B.
    04/06/2021 03:12

    Everything Melania does, makes people cringe...

  • Mark C.
    04/05/2021 14:26

    I like rumps Halloween mask

  • Pop T.
    04/02/2021 21:49

    The temptation not to rub and touch those kids was too much, he just had to touch one of them, I wonder how many of them parents will leave their kids alone with him 😒

  • Pop T.
    04/02/2021 21:47

    trump and his family were the biggest ghost in the White House😏😂😂😏

  • Lyn R.
    03/25/2021 07:00

    Trumpet and wicked witch of the White House are so pathetic. Not normal people. Go Obama and his wife

  • Ashley H.
    03/25/2021 06:52

    "That's POTUS" đŸ„°đŸ„°

  • Kevin K.
    03/21/2021 00:34

    😂

  • Barin N.
    03/17/2021 22:18

    Kkklowns. He should've put his real outfit on. His hood and white robe.

  • Susan G.
    03/04/2021 10:50

    How phony!Love you Obama?

  • Warren F.
    03/04/2021 08:53

    Ones a trained actor fresh from a Marxist training camp

  • Laila A.
    03/01/2021 09:40

    Both presidents have their good sides ...the media just chooses which ones to show

  • Patricia B.
    03/01/2021 00:38

    Crazy sick

  • Carolena W.
    02/23/2021 12:23

    https://youtu.be/K9VWRvHI5zs

  • Ruiz N.
    02/22/2021 18:28

    PRESIDENT TRUMP WORKED FOR THE PEOPLE AND HE WAS NOT AN ACTOR LIED TO THE VOTERS WHILE OBAMA WAS THE PRESIDENT OF THE WORLD AND LIED TO WE THE PEOPLE. I RATHER HAVE PRESIDENT TRUMP

  • Martin C.
    02/22/2021 14:46

    đŸ’©đŸ’©đŸ’©đŸ’©đŸ’©

  • Andree J.
    02/21/2021 23:04

    The difference between class, mr Obama and a sexual predator

  • Catherine D.
    02/19/2021 23:40

    Well , Michelle , I hate to say it , but your healthy eating , sweetie , gave you mental issues that out you on medication that is made in a laboratory. Not so organic , huh ? Hope your doing okay now and your mental issues are under control. Chocolate helps.

  • Catherine D.
    02/19/2021 23:36

    Nobama is a phoney , always for the camera , always showing off , always looks so fake , just like obiden.

  • Olga M.
    02/19/2021 13:46

    Trump our best president ever!!!❀

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