- President Donald Trump held a Halloween event in the Oval Office Friday
- He handed out candy to reporters’ kids, who were dressed up for Halloween.
- “You have no weight problems — that’s the good news, right?” Trump said to one child.
President Donald Trump had a Halloween event with reporters’ children in the Oval Office on Friday, expressing shock that the press “produced such beautiful children.”
“I cannot believe the media produced such beautiful children,” Trump said. “How the media did this, I don’t know.”
He pointed to members of the press and asked the kids, dressed up in Halloween costumes, if they knew who the reporters were.
“They’re the friendly media,” Trump said. “That’s the press.”
He looked over at one of the kids to his left.
“Are you crying for me sweetheart?” he asked.
He added that “these are beautiful, wonderful children,” asking if they are “going to grow up to be like your parents?”
He expressed tepid disapproval for that idea, but said that the kids should not “answer” because “that could only get me in trouble, that question.”
“You have wonderful parents, right?” he asked.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders then provided Trump with candy to hand out to the children.
Turning to one of the kids, Trump then said, “You have no weight problems — that’s the good news, right?”
Trump said he bets that the kids “get treated better by the press than anyone in the world.”
He congratulated the assembled media for doing “a good job here” with their children. But he then pointed to himself and said, “I wouldn’t say you did a good job here.”
“But, really beautiful children,” he said, adding that “they can stay, the parents, maybe not so much.”
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