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.
“We were horrified.”— Trinity Resists 💚☮️ 🇺🇸✊🍑 (@TrinityResists) November 2, 2019
This is what a propaganda driven, racist, xenophobic, genocidal fascist regime looks like.
Trump’s dehumanizing atrocities must never be normalized.
Children were told to ‘build the wall’ at White House Halloween party—@VP attended.https://t.co/Oaz0mNUqzg pic.twitter.com/QbXobWCDmC
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.
They had children "Build the Wall" at a White House Halloween party *next to an openly displayed KKK slogan*. pic.twitter.com/UTBjpylNhY— Erin Maye Quade (@ErinMayeQuade) November 3, 2019
The sick and twisted people at the White House had a Halloween party where they had kids build a fake wall for “fun.” Barf.— Scott Dworkin (@funder) November 3, 2019
This is what Nazis dohttps://t.co/99vWTXkt3J— Jodi Jacobson (@jljacobson) November 3, 2019
‘’At a White House Halloween party, children were encouraged to help “Build the Wall” with personalized bricks”— Khanoisseur 🐶🤦🏻♂️🌎 (@Khanoisseur) November 3, 2019
Did their parents help them? Were there any immigrant kids at this party? Did they write nice things on the bricks? So many questions.
When a problem child brings out the worst in other children... https://t.co/ltkG7ZU9R3— Cyrus McQueen (@CyrusMMcQueen) November 3, 2019
This is political exploitation of children.— Ana Navarro-Cárdenas (@ananavarro) November 2, 2019
Besides, “Pin the Toupee on the Jack-Ass”, sounds way more fun.
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