“I just want to wish everybody a very happy Hanukkah! And for about three of you here tonight, Merry Christmas,” President Trump joked at a White House Hanukkah party on Wednesday. He added of the evening bash, “this is the one everybody wants tickets to… a lot of friends, I see the faces, a lot of talent here.”
There were two Hanukkah celebrations in the East Room on Wednesday, also attended by Melania Trump, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, sources told Page Six — plus Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and lawyer Sidney Powell.
Also spotted among the crowd was former independent presidential candidate and Bitcoin billionaireBrock Pierce, who was “wearing a mask and a black yarmulke with a blue thunderbolt on it, the logo he uses at his camp at Burning Man,” a source told us. Add to that, “Gucci sneakers featuring red apples signaling New York, where he’s spending more time now.”
Other guests were seen wearing red Trump yarmulkes, and hats that read “Build Israel Great Again.”
A source added, “The White House chef served up a lavish kosher meal, including two kinds of latkes,” and two bands played.
Some reports slammed the event of about 150 for being indoors, and noted social media images showing Chief of Staff Mark Meadows mask-less. But an attendee said, “The Secret Service made sure everyone wore their masks unless eating or drinking… they were very concerned about COVID, and the guest list was cut way back from the usual 400-plus.”
Trump also told his devout followers at the shindig, “We’re going to win this election in a landslide!”