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Trump to boy: Do you believe in Santa?
Now we all know Santa Claus exists.
But for some reason, the US president threw doubt on this when speaking to one child on Christmas Eve.
The scene was the State Dining Room in the White House. Donald Trump and his wife Melania were taking calls from American children as the couple sat under two gargantuan Christmas trees.
All the children who called in had done so in the hope of getting through to Norad, the government agency that tracks Santa's movements around the world at Christmas (that is still operating despite a partial government shutdown).
Some of those calls were patched through to Mr Trump and his wife, and thanks to pool reporter Kevin Diaz, we know some of what the president said.This is how Diaz reported the exchange:
Trump (in booming voice) to a kid named Coleman:
"Hello, is this Coleman? Merry Christmas. How are you? How old are you?.... Are you doing well in school? Are you still a believer in Santa ? Because at seven, it's marginal, right?"
Coleman's response is not clear
Whilst some people wish Christmas goodwill and cheer Trump just pi$$es all over it
originally posted by: dojozen
a reply to: Cassi3l
Lying and deceiving children is the root cause of what is wrong with some humans...
you break the trust factor for life.
Fake media starts at home.
Should be a crime to commit fraud against children...
Christmas was not intended to be a lying scam...
Warping minds forever...
Teach children to lie, deceive and be corrupt and unjust and not to believe a word you say.
It is okay with many, way to many.
Evil to the core.
originally posted by: OtherSideOfTheCoin
It’s just one of those stupid things he says not massively newsworthy in my opinion. I don’t support trump but even I at times think it’s a bit pathetic how the media reports every little dumb thing he says.
originally posted by: Sookiechacha
a reply to: Flavian
I didn't know it was a Santa Clause Hot Line! Trump is such a douche!