On the way back to Washington D.C., President Obama told reporters that he was canceling their press briefing aboard Air Force One with Press Secretary Josh Earnest – but it appears that reporters got some cake instead.
It appears, however, that reporters got some cake in return – partaking in a “Death By Chocolate” cake that Obama picked up during his visit to Rhode Island.
On Air Force One, Pres Obama negotiates no press gaggle for @PressSec in exchange for “Death by Chocolate” Cake for press pool.
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) October 31, 2014
Obama: “‘Can we give Josh [Earnest] the day off for Halloween’ and cancelled the gaggle on his behalf,” per pool. Then press had cake.
— Jennifer Epstein (@jeneps) October 31, 2014
Photo: Obama delivers cake to reporters during the 2008 campaign