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Donald Trump and Melania host Halloween at White House, with some restrictions

In years past, the president and first lady personally handed out candy to the costume-clad kids. This year, the treats were provided separately as participants walked along a path on the South Lawn.

By: AP | Washington | October 26, 2020 1:09:44 pm
White House Halloween 2020, Whitehouse Halloween celebrations, Halloween 2020, President Donald Trump and first lady Melania host Halloween 2020, Trump and Melania Halloween 2020 white house, White house Halloween celebrations viral video, White house Halloween coronavirus protocols,  Trending news, Indian Express news.President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive to greet trick-or-treaters on the South Lawn during a Halloween celebration at the White House, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Washington.(Picture credit: AP)

With a bit of rejiggering, President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump played host Sunday to hundreds of superheroes, unicorns, skeletons and even a miniature version of themselves as part of a Halloween celebration at the White House.

In years past, the president and first lady personally handed out candy to the costume-clad kids. This year, the treats were provided separately as participants walked along a path on the South Lawn.

White House Halloween 2020, Whitehouse Halloween celebrations, Halloween 2020, President Donald Trump and first lady Melania host Halloween 2020, Trump and Melania Halloween 2020 white house, White house Halloween celebrations viral video, White house Halloween coronavirus protocols,  Trending news, Indian Express news. President Donald Trump talks with first lady Melania Trump as they greet trick-or-treaters on the South Lawn during a Halloween celebration at the White House, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Washington. (Picture credit: AP)

The kids still briefly met the president and first lady, who waved and offered words of encouragement from a safe distance about how much they liked the costumes. Trump and the first lady have both recently recovered from COVID-19.

Trump was particularly pleased with a young boy with a distinctly Trump head of hair and a partner who did her best Mrs Trump impersonation. The president motioned for them to turn and pose for the cameras, and they happily agreed.

White House Halloween 2020, Whitehouse Halloween celebrations, Halloween 2020, President Donald Trump and first lady Melania host Halloween 2020, Trump and Melania Halloween 2020 white house, White house Halloween celebrations viral video, White house Halloween coronavirus protocols,  Trending news, Indian Express news. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump greet trick-or-treaters on the South Lawn during a Halloween celebration at the White House, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Washington. (Picture credit: AP)

Another tot, a true princess it appeared, was so smitten with the cameras that she kept waving at them as she walked along, never noticing the VIPs behind her.

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The spooky celebration was changed up a bit as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Guests older than 2 were required to wear face coverings and practice social distancing. The same went for all White House personnel working the event, while any staff giving out candy also wore gloves.

White House Halloween 2020, Whitehouse Halloween celebrations, Halloween 2020, President Donald Trump and first lady Melania host Halloween 2020, Trump and Melania Halloween 2020 white house, White house Halloween celebrations viral video, White house Halloween coronavirus protocols,  Trending news, Indian Express news. The South Lawn of the White House is lit before President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump greet trick-or-treaters during a Halloween celebration at the White House, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Washington. (Picture credit: AP)

The South Portico of the White House was decorated with bright-coloured leaves in various shades of autumn, chrysanthemums and pumpkins, while a military band set the mood by playing songs such as Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.”

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