#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 AMupdated: 01/21/2020 4:35 PM
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  • बिक्रम द.
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    Always Obama is the best more and more then Donald

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  • Kyle d.
    2 days

    i love obama❤️

  • Ř Š.
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    Obama is one of the best president ever in 21st century

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  • Helsome R.
    3 days

    love leftist agenda here

  • Azmi H.
    3 days

    ... See the differences

  • Clemens K.
    3 days

    That's what it is.. and this is what America makes bad again not great again.

  • Puck G.
    3 days

    Do miss the Obama’s, so kind, there are amazing, wonderful people, so honest, so warm, they did care about others...

  • Sanjeev S.
    4 days

    My vote goes to Barack Obama I , he's super cool President and very humble guy 👍

  • Rita B.
    4 days

    Obama was so cool 😎

  • Zahrotul Q.
    4 days

    Trum pembunuh palestina...

  • Dan P.
    4 days

    Just saying if I was president I’d be some sort of dressed up for Halloween too! Huge trump supporter here but I like Obama more on being more down to earth and friendly!

  • Alison C.
    5 days

    u see Trump part 😂

  • Bino V.
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    Mr. Barack Obama is the coolest president i have ever seen

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  • LM M.
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    Natural vs Plastic

  • Jamie B.
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    Am from the UK will pick Obama any day

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  • Niluttpan S.
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    Love u sir Obama