Despite the presidential election growing increasingly tense, President Barack Obama has not lost his sense of humor.
Obama was spotted in the White House Rose Garden on Monday posing for a photo op with a child dressed as a lame duck, a title the current president will inherit next week, after the 2016 presidential election ends and a new commander in chief is chosen.
The child was dressed as a duck wrapped with bandages, and was able to take advantage of the photo opportunity during the annual Halloween trick-or-treat event held on the White House South Lawn.
Obama meets kid dressed as "lame duck" for Halloween at WH pic.twitter.com/5q4l04b5pM
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While passing out candy with first lady Michelle Obama, the president declared, “On this day at least you don’t have to pay attention to Michelle and healthy eating.”
Much to the dismay of parents all around the country, he added, “The more candy, the later you eat the candy, the better.”
It is unclear whether the inspiration for the costume came from the child or his parents. But everyone appears to have taken it in good humor, and now the family will always remember meeting the president, even if — judging by the choice of costume — they weren't his biggest fans.