Trump tells boy that believing in Santa at 7 is 'marginal'

Trump tells boy that believing in Santa at 7 is 'marginal'

Trump tells boy that believing in Santa at 7 is 'marginal'

"I was like, 'wow, ' I was shocked", Collman told The Post and Courier of Charleston, describing her call with Trump.

A clip of the president speaking to 7-year-old Collman Lloyd on the NORAD Santa tracking hotline went viral after Trump asked the girl if she still believes in Santa and then added, "At 7 it's marginal, right?"

Trump asked, "Are you still a believer in Santa?" After listening, Mr. Trump said, "Because at 7, it's marginal, right?"

"Happy Christmas. You just take care of yourself and say hello to your family, OK?"

Trump's chat with Collman was initially reported as being with a boy named Coleman. She and her two siblings left iced sugar cookies and milk out for Saint Nick overnight and, in the morning, the treats were gone and presents were under the tree.

Despite the federal government shutdown, which took effect Saturday at the stroke of midnight, the tracker remains up and running.

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In the end she never got her answer and her Christmas was nearly destroyed when Trump asked the odd question.

"Different people from the same White House are saying different things about what the president would accept or not accept.making it impossible to know where they stand at any given moment", Schumer and Pelosi said.

The kid's answer can not be heard in the footage, but the Donald chuckles to whatever Coleman says.

The Trumps were manning the NORAD Tracks Santa programme and letting their callers know when he would be at their houses. Trump was supposed to celebrate Christmas at Mar-a-Lago with his family, but elected to stay in the White House instead, tweeting up a storm.

Trump, who typically spends Christmas at his Florida estate, tweeted at one point Monday about feeling lonely. The House and Senate briefly gaveled into session on Christmas Eve before quickly closing again with no further action. "We need border security". He scrapped plans to travel to Palm Beach because of the shutdown.

Donald Trump and wife Melania were taking calls from children hoping to get through to NORAD - the American government agency that tracks Santa's movements around the world at Christmas - when the incident occurred. Trump told reporters Friday that the shutdown will likely "last a very long time". He also said he believes Trump's remarks have been "blown out of proportion and unfairly politicized", according to BuzzFeed.

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