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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? 👻🎃🕷️

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: 01/21/2020 4:35 PM

897 comments

  • Anh M.
    2 days

    At least they both loves and treat children properly

  • Dawn M.
    2 days

    DT is such an idiot..so cold and unloving

  • Jusse N.
    2 days

    Trump's Halloween 🎃 boring

  • Shirley C.
    2 days

    Bring back Obama

  • Sc D.
    3 days

    Anyway I miss Barack Obama as the president 😭

  • Хүмүүн Х.
    3 days

    This man is best oscar Actor hh. 😡

  • Derk D.
    3 days

    Obama was a POS wake up losers don't you have google?

  • Derk D.
    3 days

    Obama wonders if he is for sale.

  • Mica V.
    4 days

    Obama se igra I zabavlja pa ih posle igre pojede .Tramp ❤❤❤❤

  • Dimitra S.
    5 days

    Tramb is the best.

  • Er G.
    5 days

    Oh Meri jaan

  • Mar J.
    5 days

    usa ok

  • Danny S.
    6 days

    PEANUT,

  • Aftab A.
    6 days

    Friendly media.. What will the little kud know about that?

  • Pooja M.
    6 days

    Obama for sure❤

  • Mkhuseli K.
    6 days

    I notice Trump is the only one having a conversation with the kids and I like their response it's genuine if you a hater you'll notice

  • Martin M.
    6 days

    DUMP TRUMP!!!

  • Accalia T.
    6 days

    minion

  • Abid Z.
    7 days

    Obama😍

  • Satoshi N.
    7 days

    President Trump is friendly and close to the children. So nice

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