President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump participated in a trick-or-treat Halloween event at the White House on Monday, and it mostly featured exactly what you’d expect: a bunch of costumed children walking one-by-one to get a candy bar handed to them by the Trumps.
That is, except for one child, dressed as a minion from Despicable Me.
As the child walks up, instead of placing the candy (which were Hershey chocolate bars in White House branded wrappers, according to CNN) in the White House-branded bags each of the children were given, the president decided to place the candy bar on the Minion’s head, patting it a few times.
As the candy bar begins to teeter on the costumed head, the First Lady followed the president’s lead and does the same.
Eventually, both of the candy bars fall off the minion to the floor, and an aide gathered them.
President @realDonaldTrump, accompanied by first lady Melania Trump, gave out candy to children in fancy dress at a pre-Halloween event at the White House 👻🎃🦇— Sky News (@SkyNews) October 29, 2019
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The odd moment wasn’t missed by a lot of people—many of whom were puzzled at the way the Trumps decided to give out the candy.
I’m sorry but... did she just put candy on this kid’s head?pic.twitter.com/uM79Rdla47— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) October 29, 2019
Who in the hell puts candy on top of a child’s head?— Leah McElrath 🏳️🌈 (@leahmcelrath) October 29, 2019
The Trumps, that’s who.pic.twitter.com/CzNvRxc8jT
Trump put Halloween candy on a kid’s head.— The Hoarse Whisperer (@HoarseWisperer) October 29, 2019
So, Melania did too.
My lord, these people are effing idiots.
DID THESE ASSHOLES JUST PUT CANDY ON A CHILDS HEAD IM HOWLING HAHAHSBFJFKJGJVKB https://t.co/xRm4X9bU92— Dylan (@dyllyp) October 29, 2019
the way the kid waddles up— matt but lost the reusable straw (@_frickomode) October 29, 2019
when trump puts the candy bar on his head and melania just follows
the bars slowly sliding up
the other kid that low-key tries to catch the bar in his bag
the way trump just plays it off
greatest video i have ever seen, peak comedy https://t.co/AQLwyK9vZX
Melania did try to give the child candy after it fell off, but the Minion had already moved on.