President Trump and First Lady Melania hosted the White House Halloween Event this afternoon where children dressed up in their most creative costumes in exchange for a treat bag from the President of the United States.The event was hosted by the White House and attended by children from over 20 D.C. area schools, as well as some area military families.
There were costumes from princesses, to wizards, to police officers and athletes. All the children were adorable and Trump and Melania were grinning from ear to ear at the trick-or-treaters.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders and her family were one of the last ones through the line. Sarah and her husband, Bryan escorted their three children through the line. Scarlett was dressed as a ballerina, Huck and George were adorably dressed up as Batman and Spiderman to meet the President and First Lady.
After getting their treats the whole family got together and snapped a picture with Trump and Melania to cap off a fun Halloween evening!
During a Thursday afternoon event in the White House’s East Room, first lady Melania Trump stood at the podium and closed her remarks by saying something she has not often said — and certainly not said lately — about her husband: “I am so proud to support him today, as he sees this commitment through.”It was a perfectly conventional thing for a first lady to say. In this case, she was discussing President Donald Trump’s decision to declare a public health emergency to stem the country’s ongoing opioid crisis. But like so many other things in the Trump administration, for the first couple, convention is an anomaly and the line of support marked a rare public moment.
Melania Trump, in stark contrast to her seemingly ubiquitous husband, has emerged as the most mysterious woman in Washington. Since moving here with her son, Barron, 11, this summer, she has demonstrated none of the extrovert bravado that so defines the man she married.
In fact, of late it’s been her quietly touted solo activities that have begun to define an otherwise private first lady.
Take, for example, the East Wing response to cries of hypocrisy when she outlined an early platform taking on school bullying.
The idea that Melania Trump would tackle bullying when her husband is seen by millions as one of the country’s best examples of bad behavior sparked countless opinion pieces pointing out how he uses terms such as “wacky” and “liddle” for elected officials.Asked by CNN if the first lady feels the need to reconcile that irony with what she’s trying to accomplish, Trump’s communications director Stephanie Grisham said flatly, “no.”
“Mrs. Trump is independent and acts independently from her husband,” Grisham told CNN at the time. “She does what she feels is right and knows that she has a real opportunity through her role as first lady to have a positive impact on the lives of children. Her only focus is to effect change within our next generation.”
The statement is clearly meant to separate the first lady from the orbit of her husband, which is fundamentally different than first ladies of recent memory. But the idea that Trump is doing things her own way shouldn’t come as a surprise, said Anita McBride, who served as chief of staff to first lady Laura Bush.
“A first lady gets to rewrite the position and the job description any way she wants to, and Melania has, from Day 1, really, been charting her own course,” McBride said. “From the beginning, by saying she wasn’t even going to move down to Washington right away, she has been very open and honest about doing things on her own time, in her own way.”
McBride pointed to how the first lady has staffed her office with just nine members, as opposed to the 20 or so that predecessors Michelle Obama and Laura Bush each had.
“It’s not the way it’s been done in the past, but this is a first lady who said she was interested in quality and not quantity,” she said.But part of Melania Trump’s unique path is born of necessity.
A former Obama White House official said Michelle Obama, who did pursue an agenda independent of her husband, would never have needed to distance herself so explicitly from him.
“There would never have been anything similar to that (statement from Grisham) because it wasn’t an issue for the Obamas,” the official told CNN. “Michelle Obama had her own agenda — Let Girls Learn, Let’s Move, Joining Forces — but at no point did any of those conflict with the President’s words, actions, or policies,” the source said.
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