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President Trump (left) and first lady Melania Trump (right) arrive at the South Lawn on Monday evening for the Halloween festivities of the White House

Donald Trump and Melania hand out sweets to trick-or-treaters while the White House lawn is transformed into a ghost forest with eerie black trees and white fog

  • President Trump and first lady Melania Trump organized trick-or-treaters at the White House on Monday evening
  • The South Lawn was transformed into a ghost forest with eerie black trees, hundreds of pumpkins and a rolling white fog
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President Trump and first lady Melania Trump handed out commemorative Halloween candy to trick-or-treaters at the White House on Monday evening.

The president and first lady chose not to dress in suits – with POTUS in a navy suit and FLOTUS in a belted jacket and an autumn-colored patchwork design – but they seemed delighted by some of their guests' outfit choices.

Early on a child in an inflatable dinosaur suit received approval from the president. Trump patted a little boy dressed as a mini American navy on the cheek. The first lady comforted a sad Belle in the characteristic yellow dress.

President Trump (left) and first lady Melania Trump (right) arrive at the South Lawn on Monday evening for the Halloween festivities of the White House

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President Trump (left) and first lady Melania Trump (right) arrive at the South Lawn on Monday evening for the Halloween festivities of the White House

The White House was decorated on Monday evening in a spooky forest theme, with black creepy trees and pumpkins in abundance

The White House was decorated on Monday evening in a spooky forest theme, with black creepy trees and pumpkins in abundance

The White House was decorated on Monday evening in a spooky forest theme, with black creepy trees and pumpkins in abundance

DINO-MITE: President Trump gave an approval point early on to a young man in an inflatable dinosaur costume

DINO-MITE: President Trump gave an approval point early on to a young man in an inflatable dinosaur costume

DINO-MITE: President Trump gave an approval point early on to a young man in an inflatable dinosaur costume

President Trump knocked a little boy dressed as a mini American navy on the cheek as he went through the line

President Trump knocked a little boy dressed as a mini American navy on the cheek as he went through the line

President Trump knocked a little boy dressed as a mini American navy on the cheek as he went through the line

The mini Marine is marching away after special attention from President Trump
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The mini Marine is marching away after special attention from President Trump

The mini Marine is marching away after special attention from President Trump

First lady Melania Trump looks shocked by a child with a skeleton costume

First lady Melania Trump looks shocked by a child with a skeleton costume

First lady Melania Trump looks shocked by a child with a skeleton costume

The Trumps admire a little girl dressed as a monarch butterfly
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The Trumps admire a little girl dressed as a monarch butterfly

The Trumps admire a little girl dressed as a monarch butterfly

White House Secretary, Stephanie Grisham, tweeted a photo of the festive decorations before trick-or-treaters arrived

White House Secretary, Stephanie Grisham, tweeted a photo of the festive decorations before trick-or-treaters arrived

White House Secretary, Stephanie Grisham, tweeted a photo of the festive decorations before trick-or-treaters arrived

A child in an inflatable Minion costume was a challenge for the Trumps, who eventually put candy on the child's head. It fell to the ground quickly.

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President Kellyanne Conway's adviser – not in costume – was seen as he jumped in line and then posed for selfies.

The White House was decorated with a ghost forest theme.

Black trees surrounded the South Portico with branches that wrapped around the columns and climbed to the Trump balcony, while pumpkins ran along the east and west stairs, their vines intertwined along the railings.

Fog machines pumped out white fog to give the South Lawn a creepy look.

Handing out sweets to children is a long tradition in the White House for the president and first lady.

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Mamie Eisenhower first began celebrating the vacation in the executive mansion in 1958, according to the White House Historical Association. But it was the Nixons who started inviting local children to participate.

President Trump admires the costume of a young police officer, who wears a jack-o-lantern candy basket

President Trump admires the costume of a young police officer, who wears a jack-o-lantern candy basket

President Trump admires the costume of a young police officer, who wears a jack-o-lantern candy basket

Two more dinosaurs will come through this year, a popular costume at the White House

Two more dinosaurs will come through this year, a popular costume at the White House

Two more dinosaurs will come through this year, a popular costume at the White House

White House reporters who traveled to Chicago with President Trump aboard Air Force One Monday were treated to peppers dressed as jack-o-lanterns

White House reporters who traveled to Chicago with President Trump aboard Air Force One Monday were treated to peppers dressed as jack-o-lanterns

White House reporters who traveled to Chicago with President Trump aboard Air Force One Monday were treated to peppers dressed as jack-o-lanterns

The United States Air Force Strolling Strings played a number of recognizable songs, including the theme from the & # 39; Harry Potter & # 39; movies and the TV show & # 39; Game of Thrones & # 39 ;.

In addition to the sweet treats, there were fun activities for the children, including viewing a space suit from NASA and a tractor from the Ministry of Agriculture.

The Ministry of the Interior issued Junior Ranger Explorer and Fishing books, badges and stickers.

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And the secret service brought presidential limo, known as & # 39; the beast & # 39 ;, for the children to check out.

Earlier in the day, reporters who traveled to Chicago with the president aboard Air Force One also participated in a bit of Halloween cheers because their stuffed peppers had Jack-o-Lantern's faces.

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