President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump welcomed costumed children to the White House for the annual Halloween Celebration with a few traditions tweaked following new coronavirus precautions.
From a distance, the President and first lady greeted hundreds of skeletons, unicorns, and even mini versions of themselves during the celebration, which ran from 3:30 pm to 7:30 pm yesterday, reports said.
In years past, the Trumps would personally dole out the candy to the young trick-or-treaters, but this year, in the fight against COVID-19 — children from military families, frontline workers, and others — received sweets separately with hand sanitizer available along the route.
The President and first lady, who recently recovered from the coronavirus, waved and complimented the kids’ costumes from a safe distance.
President Trump said to have been “particularly pleased” with two kids dressed as the first couple, who happily posed for the cameras.
Extra precautions at the spooky celebration included physical distancing measures, mandatory face coverings for attendees above two years old alongside all White House personnel working on the event, and gloves for any staff distributing candy.