After the mess that Trump made of the traditional Easter egg roll on the White House lawn earlier this year, wouldn’t you think his advisors would have just kept quiet about the Hallowe’en event in hopes that he either wouldn’t be aware of it or else would forget about it? And if that strategy failed, perhaps they could have somehow distracted him with a game of golf, or a piece of cake? But noooo … he was once again allowed to be around children.
The event was held in the Oval Office with children of reporters on Friday. A few of his remarks to the children …
“I cannot believe the media produced such beautiful children. How the media did this, I don’t know.”
“Oh, you gonna grow up to be like your parents? Mmm. Don’t answer. That can only get me in trouble, that question.”
“So, how does the press treat you? I bet you get treated better by the press than anybody in the world.”
“You have no weight problems; that’s the good news, right? So, you take out whatever you need, okay? If you want some for your friends, take ’em. We have plenty.”
He concluded the event with …
“Well, congratulations, folks,. You did a good job. You did a good job — here you did a good job,” he said, pointing to the children. Then he motioned toward himself. “I wouldn’t say you did very well here.”
And on Monday, the White House plans to host yet another group of kids from over 20 Maryland, Virginia, and District of Columbia schools, as well as military families and community organizations on the south lawn. That should be loads of fun, right?
Last Easter, Trump hosted a hastily thrown-together Easter egg hunt that many speculated would be cancelled. It probably should have been. There were not enough eggs to go around, when 21,000 children showed up and there were only 18,000 eggs. The prior year, 35,000 attended the Obama’s Easter event. And his Easter speech to the children?
“We will be stronger and bigger and better as a nation than ever before. We’re right on track. You see what’s happening, and we are right on track.”
I can hardly wait to see what he will do at Christmas. My take, after looking at his own children, and then seeing how he interacts with children is that he does not have the first idea how to actually talk to people who cannot yet vote. I strongly suspect he was never much a part of the parenting team, and that was probably for the best, at least as far as his ex-wives are concerned.
I strongly urge General John Kelly to make certain, when the next holiday rolls around, that there is no event whereby Trump has an opportunity to get within 1,000 feet of a child.