This year Halloween has gone, but its echo has lasted until today after photos of children’s “build the wall” mural at a building on the White House complex was published by Yahoo News.
The outlet reported that at the Oct. 25 Halloween party at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building (EEOB) for families of executive branch employees and VIP guests within and outside the government, children attending were given brick-colored paper cards and told to write their name with a marker and tape them to the wall.
The “Build the Wall” mural was outside the speechwriter’s office and next to the office of digital strategy and featured red paper bricks, each bearing the name of a child, and the letters on the display said, “Build the Wall.”
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Each office in the building put up decorations. Next to the “Build the Wall” bricks, construction-worker gear hung on hooks under a sign that read “Trump’s Crew.”
Earlier in the week offices inside the EEOB had been instructed to put together child-friendly displays for trick-or-treaters based on the theme “When I grow up I want to be …,” according to Yahoo News.
Photos on Instagram show other offices were adorned with more apolitical decorations including a mock candy shop, cobwebs, inflatable guitars and carnival games, according to Yahoo News.
Vice President Pence attended the Halloween party last week, with his office telling Yahoo News that it had an activity allowing children to build and fly their own paper airplanes.
President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, meanwhile, handed out candy to children visiting the White House on Monday for its annual Halloween festivities.