President Joe Biden79, and First Lady Jill Biden71, got into the Halloween spirit with their granddaughter Naomi Monday night when they handed out candy to children dressed in costumes outside the White House. The trick-or-treaters were children of local firefighters, nurses, police officers and members of the National Guard and seemed delighted to get candy from the politicians. It rained during the visit, but that didn’t stop them from enjoying the festivities of the ghost holiday.
Joe didn’t appear to be in costume during the memorable moment as Jill showed off a butterfly costume that included turquoise wings. She also added a blonde wig with purple streaks and sported a hunter green outfit that consisted of a button-down long-sleeved top, pants, and heeled boots. Naomi was also dressed as a butterfly with pink and blue wings and added a pink wig and all black outfit to her look.
The White House looked like a Halloween dream during the appearance of America’s first family. It was decorated with various pumpkins, fall trees and cardboard structures made to look like houses with lighted windows. At one point, Joe was seen taking selfies with some of the visiting families as he kept warm in a navy coat, black pants and a baseball cap.
Some of the costumes worn by the children include the Halloween franchise’s main killer, Michael Myers, an astronaut, a fireman, a cowboy, a chef, and more. Joe was seen reacting differently to each costume, which included being scared of the scary costumes, and even appearing to salute the kid dressed as an astronaut. He also accepted Twitter to share a photo of the trick-or-treating along with the caption, “Happy Halloween!”
Joe, Jill and Naomi’s Halloween appearance is the first time they’ve celebrated the holiday in such a way. Since Joe was in Europe on Halloween last year, he didn’t get a chance to greet Americans for the fun night. In addition to the first family, treats were reportedly handed out by representatives from the Department of Education, Department of Transportation, NASA, United States Secret Service, Peace Corps, White House Fire Department and White House staff, among others.