Unfortunately, someone thought it was a good idea to invite the children of the White House press corps into the Oval Office on Friday.
The idea, apparently, was to create a photo op involving costumed kids receiving candy bars from a giant box on Trump’s desk, a decidedly creepy premise even if you assumed that nothing would go wrong.
Of course something did go wrong because that’s what happens anytime Donald Trump is involved in anything.
And really, whoever put this together should have known better. Because although you’d think it would be virtually impossible to screw up Halloween, we’re talking about someone who, just three months ago, got up on stage at a Boy Scout jamboree and proceeded to tell thousands of children that the nation’s capital is a disgusting “cesspool.”
Given that, you shouldn’t be entirely surprised to learn that after luring the children closer to him with the promise of free candy, Trump proceeded to ask if they knew who their own parents were. One Japanese child immediately started crying and seemed to become even more upset upon learning that Trump will actually be going to Japan next week.
Meanwhile, a miniature Princess Leia becomes noticeably uncomfortable with the whole spectacle, perhaps realizing that she’s about two feet away from a man who has threatened to start an intergalactic nuclear war on at least a half-dozen occasions this month.
And it only got worse from there, as Trump praised one child for “not having a weight problem” and then reached a truly absurd nadir when the President basically instructed the kids to avoid growing up to be like their “dishonest” parents. Here’s the clip:
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) October 27, 2017
Just let this resonate…