Donald Trump plays Christmas Grinch for seven-year-old
United States president Donald Trump and his wife first lady Melania Trump took phone calls from kids on Christmas Eve eager to learn where Santa Claus was currently at on his yearly gift-giving voyage.
In one phone call, Pres. Trump asked a 7-year-old referred to as Coleman, “Are you still a believer in Santa?” Trump listened briefly before stating, “Because, at 7, it’s marginal, right?” The president listened once more and giggled before saying, “Well, you just enjoy yourself.”
Mrs. Trump told a child who phoned in that Santa Claus was currently in the Sahara. A couple of minutes later, she sweetly informed another child that Santa was far off in Morocco but will be at the child’s house on Christmas morning.
After fielding some phone calls, Melania Trump tweeted that being able to help children locate Santa “is becoming one of my favorite traditions!”
NORAD’s yearly tracking of Santa Claus has been a Christmas Eve tradition after a youngster accidentally telephoned the precursor to the North American Aerospace Defense Command way back in 1955 and required to talk with Santa.
The yearly Christmas program, fortunately, was not impacted by the federal government’s idiotic shutdown. The Santa tracking program is operated by volunteers at Colorado’s Peterson Air Force Base and only uses pre-approved financing to cover its operating expenses.
Later on Christmas Eve night…
After taking part in the yearly tradition of answering phone calls for a few lucky children The Trumps later traveled to Washington National Cathedral. They were there to attend the Solemn Holy Eucharist of Christmas Eve. On the cathedral’s webpage, the event is said to include readings from Holy Scriptures, hymns selected by the congregation sang before Holy Communion. Attendees were required to obtain passes to the event in advance.
In previous years it would have been more than likely that the Trumps would be attending the annual Christmas services at their regular church located near their estate in Palm Beach, Florida. Due to the controversial US government shutdown, the president scrapped those plans so he can hang around the capital if a budget agreement is reached that would end the idiotic forced United States government shutdown.
Hopefully, Congress and the president can reach some an agreement before the start of 2019 since a prolonged shutdown effects so many essential government services.