The White House Invited Kids To ‘Build The Wall’ At Its Halloween Party
By Thanussha Priyah, 04 Nov 2019
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The annual Halloween party held at the White House invited children of executive branch employees and VIP guests, such as government representatives, to take part in some spooky festivities.
Activities for younger attendees included making paper airplanes, which Vice President Mike Pence was also involved in.
However, one game stood out among the rest. As first reported by Yahoo News, there was a display with bold letters that read, “BUILD THE WALL,” encouraging children to write their names on small brick-patterned papers and add them to the display.
Text on the side of the paper wall read, “America First,” a phrase regularly quoted by the US president but has become controversial over time as the Ku Klux Klan later adopted the term.
Yahoo News reported that one family that attended the event was “horrified” by the setup. They refused to be identified to prevent possible professional conflicts.
Take a look at the bizarre ‘Build the Wall’ display below.
EXCLUSIVE: The White House had a Halloween party for kids at the EEOB, with paper planes in Pence's office, a candy store, and games.— Sharon Weinberger (@weinbergersa) November 2, 2019
Oh, and a "Build the Wall" display where kids were told to write their name on paper bricks. @janawinter got pics. https://t.co/lpNFGH0UAd
[via GQ, images via Shutterstock.com]
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