Donald Trump met the children of the press corps on Friday to hand out candy to the kids for Halloween. The kids were in full costume and gathered around the president’s desk, who took on a lighthearted mood.
“I cannot believe the media produced such beautiful children,” the president quipped jokingly. “How the media did this, I don’t know.”
The president then pointed at the press in the Oval Office and said, “Do you know who they are? They’re the friendly media!”
The video was then posted on Twitter and prompted some mixed reactions:
— Caleb Howe (@CalebHowe) October 27, 2017
He is great. He is funny. No big deal. No one can take anything these days, everyone has to be so silly PC. enough already.
— Jill Vita (@JillV44) October 27, 2017
Some people were downright mean, and refused to acknowledge the president was being playful:
That wasn’t for the kids, more for parents. Kids looked traumatized and scared. One was apparently crying. One near her looked terrified.
The kids are probably freaked out that this crazy Jack o' lantern is speaking.
— Nasty & Proud (@Hoping2HelpMom) October 27, 2017
All in all, it looked as though those in attendance had a good time.
Watch the video below: