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 Collman: “Hello, is this Collman? Merry Christmas. How are you? How old are you?…. Are you doing well in school? Are you still a believer in Santa?”
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