President TrumpDonald TrumpVirginia GOP gubernatorial nominee acknowledges Biden was 'legitimately' elected Biden meets with DACA recipients on immigration reform Overnight Health Care: States begin lifting mask mandates after new CDC guidance | Walmart, Trader Joe's will no longer require customers to wear masks | CDC finds Pfizer, Moderna vaccines 94 percent effective in health workers MORE on Friday joked about the White House press corps during a pre-Halloween visit with reporters and their kids.

“I cannot believe the media produced such beautiful children,” Trump said in the Oval Office, surrounded by about 10 kids in costumes. “How the media did this, I don’t know.”

“You get treated better by the press than anyone in the world,” the president told the kids, prompting laughter from some in the room.


White House reporters and their children were invited into the Oval Office to meet with the president before taking them trick-or-treating in the White House complex.

Several children dressed as witches. One wore a Batgirl costume and another went as a unicorn. A number were dressed as Star Wars characters. 

Trump immediately noticed one kid dressed as Darth Vader.

"Wow, that's a scary outfit," Trump said. "Wow."

Trump handed out boxes of Hershey Kisses emblazoned with the presidential seal and posed for photos with the children at the Resolute Desk. 

“Well, you have no weight problems, that’s the good news, right?” he said while distributing the candy. “So you take out whatever you need, OK? If you want some for your friends, take ’em. We have plenty.”