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Scrooge Trump Tries To Ruin Christmas For 7-Year-Old

Trump can't even manage to talk to a 7-year-old on Christmas Eve without screwing it up.

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?"

— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast)

How heartless and out of touch do you have to be to ruin Christmas for a 7-year-old?

This heartless: :

President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump took calls from children calling into North American Aerospace Defense Command's Santa Tracker on Monday evening, wishing them a Merry Christmas and asking them about St. Nick. “What's Santa going to get you for Christmas? Who's with you?” Trump asked to a kid from Indiana, according to the White House pool report. “Have a great Christmas, and I'll talk to you again, OK?” The president also asked a 7-year-old named Coleman if he still believed in Santa Claus. “Because at seven it's marginal, right?” he asked. NORAD has been doing the online Santa Tracker for the past 63 years, tracking Santa's global quest to deliver presents all over the world from the North Pole. Despite the government shutdown, a number of personnel and about 1,500 volunteers were still working.

Twitter responded in kind:

Donald Trump asking a 7-year-old if they still believe in Santa is to Christmas as Steven Mnuchin is randomly reassuring us that banks aren’t in a liquidity crisis.

— Matt Fuller (@MEPFuller)

Obama dressed as Santa and visited children.

Trump told a child there is no Santa.

— Kaili Joy Gray (@KailiJoy)

Earlier tonight walking next to some tourists on M Street, I heard the kid ask his parents if Santa was shut down too. The mom replied, "No, even Trump can't screw that up."

He screwed it up!

— Jonathan Chait (@jonathanchait)

Believing in at any age is marginal.

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

— Richard W. Painter (@RWPUSA)

Imagine discovering Santa Claus isn't real and Donald Trump is president on the same night.


Trump remembering when he was four and Fred told him he’d just killed Santa.

— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm)

One thing about a pathological liar is they never know when it’s the right time to tell the truth.

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— David Baddiel (@Baddiel)

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