#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: 10/23/2020 10:17 PM


  • Patricia E.
    11/28/2020 20:05

    Hasn’t it been Halloween for the last 4 years!!!!!

  • Venkataraman S.
    11/15/2020 10:01

    Great not seen North Korean children Iran Iraq Americans has great respect reputation brought by America army corporate

  • Matthew H.
    11/09/2020 06:50

    The only problem with trump he doesn’t need mask to make it look like Halloween🔥🤡🔥

  • Aaron T.
    10/31/2020 13:12

    Trump even makes fun of little kids, setting candy on top of the kid then he and his hooker laughing at the kid when it fell off

  • Snježana J.
    10/30/2020 14:27

    Donald the klown 😂😂😂🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️

  • Amie P.
    10/27/2020 19:52

    Every one knows the truth ,our president MR TRUMP will win again honey . He will make American great 👍❤️❤️❤️ we are love MR PRESIDENT TRUMP ❤️❤️❤️💪

  • Margôt O.
    10/27/2020 08:50

    What a joke 😂😂

  • Noe P.
    10/26/2020 17:11

    this is what im talking about big difference take notes

  • Brian D.
    10/26/2020 11:03

    This shows how Descanecterd with Real people..

  • Binilia T.
    10/26/2020 06:10

    something is definitely wrong with him🤣🤣

  • Jade S.
    10/26/2020 03:29

    a killer of 224,000 people Wowwwww. Still maskless 😡

  • Bruce S.
    10/26/2020 01:35

    Wonder if they handed out any soup, soup for families.

  • Dayana Á.
    10/26/2020 01:03

    "She's Japanese? You look Japanese. I'm going to be in Japan in 2 weeks." Jajajajajajajjaja

  • Kamran K.
    10/26/2020 00:59

    When you download wrong president

  • Marius S.
    10/25/2020 23:58

    Unfollow “Brut”. Keep posting crap. Stop supporting your pedophiles. Q with us‼️ Europe with TRUMP 🇱🇹🇺🇸 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

  • Nassau D.
    10/25/2020 23:36

    Trump just give zero f#😂😂🤣

  • Jolie L.
    10/25/2020 23:17

    Every one knows the truth!

  • Virgilio C.
    10/25/2020 23:07

    I would never let my kids go near that rapiest and his hooker.

  • Fredy A.
    10/25/2020 23:06

    Trump reached that level because of money he doesn't have any presidential behavior

  • Brian D.
    10/25/2020 22:25

    Big Deferent been Honest and fake.. Dont have clue..the great pretenders

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