During Friday’s meet-and-greet with the children of the White House Press Corps, President Trump quipped, “I cannot believe the media produced such beautiful children.”
Gesturing to kids dressed as “Star Wars” characters, superheroes and witches, Trump added, “How the media did this, I don’t know.”
“Oh,” Trump groaned, “you gonna grow up to be like your parents? Mmm,” he said, shaking his hands.
“Don’t answer. That can only get me in trouble, that question.”
Trump then asked: “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?” he said as he passed around a box of candy. “So, you take out whatever you need, okay? If you want some for your friends, take ’em. We have plenty.”
"You have no weight problems, that’s the good news," says President Trump while handing Hallowe'en treats to a little girl.
— James Cook (@BBCJamesCook) October 27, 2017
Last year, a former Trump Organization executive told the New York Times that Trump once joked that she enjoyed sweets a little too much.
“ ‘You like your candy,’ ” Barbara A. Res recalled Trump telling her. “It was him reminding me that I was overweight.”
“Well, congratulations, folks,” the president told journalists on Friday at the conclusion of the photo op. “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, according to The Washington Post. “I wouldn’t say you did very well here.”
President Trump greets members of the press' kids in Halloween costumes: "I cannot believe the media produced such beautiful children" pic.twitter.com/5rKsuzxxVa
— NBC News (@NBCNews) October 27, 2017