After claiming that he had saved Merry Christmas from “assault” last Christmas Eve, Donald Trump may have ruined the holiday for a child a year later.
Mired in Washington scandals, Trump spent Dec. 24 airing his grievances on Twitter, pinning the blame at others for everything, from the latest exodus of top officials to the government shutdown to the plunging stock market.
Things seemingly took a turn for the better on Christmas eve as Trump tweeted photos of him and First Lady Melania Trump in front of a crackling White House fireplace under a portrait of President Abraham Lincoln as the two engaged in what the President called “one of my favorite traditions” — speaking to children who call the North American Aerospace Defense Command to track Santa Claus flight across the globe.
While Mrs. Trump is seen in an accompanying video giving young callers nurturing and encouraging messages, including “I want to wish you a Merry Christmas” and “I hope your dreams come true,” her husband decided to use one childs call to try and debunk the magic of Christmas.
“Are you still a believer in Santa Claus,” the President is seen asking the child. (Because) at seven, its marginal, right?”
Watch the video, followed by Trimps tweet:
Donald Trump, answering phone call from 7-year-old on Christmas Eve: "Are you still a believer in Santa? Because at seven it's marginal, right?" pic.twitter.com/VHexvFSbQ1
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) December 25, 2018