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Watch President Trump put a candy bar on this Minion’s head

President Donald Trump, accompanied by First Lady Melania Trump, places a candy bar on the head of a child dressed as a Minion during a Halloween trick-or-treat event on the South Lawn of the White House. Alex Brandon/Associated Press

President Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, shared a chuckle together Monday while handing out candy at a pre-Halloween trick-or-treating event at the White House.

It happened when a child wearing a Minion costume walked up to them looking for candy. Trump responded by placing a candy bar on the Minion’s head, just out of the child’s reach. The First Lady did the same thing, and the two candy bars subsequently slipped off the top of the inflatable costume’s head.

Don’t worry — all was not lost. A woman standing near Trump then picked up the dropped candy and placed it in the Minion’s bag.


The moment, which came as the controversial, scandal-plagued Republican faces an impeachment inquiry in the House of Representatives, was captured on video by the White House and has since gone viral.

Emily Sweeney can be reached at esweeney@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @emilysweeney.