U.S. President Donald Trump somehow made it to November without being impeached or stoking a nuclear war, meaning the First Family was entrusted with one of America’s most sacred traditions: the White House Halloween party.
And now we know the bloke doesn’t like dinosaurs.
A couple of days after he questioned if one of the costumed kids invited to the Oval Office had “weight problems,” Trump and First Lady Melania Trump welcomed a cavalcade of trick-or-treaters.
Video of the event shows the POTUS greeting a bunch of little tykes, before appearing to recoil at the sight of a giant, inflatable T-Rex costume. No handshake, no lollies, nothing.
Seriously, have a look, and judge for yourself if the fella’s body language betrays a pathological fear of extinct reptilians.
WATCH: President Trump and first lady Melania Trump welcome trick-or-treaters to the White House https://t.co/aTbkA9auMu
— NBC News (@NBCNews) October 30, 2017
Photographers also managed to capture some other spooky sights on the White House lawn. Kids in morph suits posed with the Commander in Chief, providing some imagery that’s just waiting for the meme treatment:
Elsewhere, there was this kind of madly political shit:
Speaking of, Donald Trump Jr. managed to turn his daughter’s lolly haul into an opportunity to bash the very concept of sharing:
I’m going to take half of Chloe’s candy tonight & give it to some kid who sat at home. It’s never to early to teach her about socialism. pic.twitter.com/3ie9C0jv2G
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) October 31, 2017
And Eric Trump’s sprog wore a costume bearing the phrase “concealed weapon permit,” conjuring imagery of weaponised infants:
— Eric Trump (@EricTrump) October 31, 2017
To be entirely honest, we’re more looking forward to the presidential turkey pardon for Thanksgiving: if Trump recoils from a fake dinosaur, just imagine how he’d react to a hulking, feathered bag of sass.
Source: NBC News
Image: The Washington Post / Getty