Children Told To ‘Build The Wall’ At White House Halloween Party

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 27: U.S. President Donald Trump meets with children of journalists and White House staffers in the Oval Office at the White House, October 27, 2017 in Washington, DC. The children were dressed in costume for Halloween.  (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Children Told To ‘Build The Wall’ At White House Halloween Party

The event took place at an office building used by White House staff.

Published November 3, 2019

Written by Paul Meara

A Halloween party is receiving backlash after an area instructed children to help “Build the Wall” with their own personalized bricks.

The party, which took place at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on October 25, included the families of executive-branch employees and VIP guests inside and outside of government.

While many of those who attended were members of Donald Trump’s administration, there was still outrage amongst partygoers.

“Horrified. We were horrified,” said an attendee, per Yahoo News, who was there and requested anonymity.

  1. The “Build the Wall” mural was on the first floor of the building, outside of the speechwriter’s office. Kids dressed in their Halloween costumes were told to write their name with a marker on brick-colored paper cards and stick them on the wall to form Trump’s controversial American-Mexian border wall.

    The offices at the EEOB were reportedly instructed earlier in the week to create kid-friendly displays for trick-or-treaters, according to Yahoo. They were supposed to be interactive, inspiring and address the party’s theme of “when I grow up I want to be…”

    Suffice to say, once images of the “Wall” hit social media, outrage followed. See what many had to say below.

Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

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