Monday 16 September 2019

Belief in Santa is 'marginal' aged seven, says Trump in new gaffe


Phone calls: President Trump. Photo: REUTERS
Phone calls: President Trump. Photo: REUTERS

Betty Moore

US President Donald Trump left viewers of a live phone-in taken aback when he told a young boy that belief in Santa was "marginal" at his age of seven.

The president and First Lady Melania Trump were taking calls from children anxious to find out Santa's whereabouts on his gift-giving journey.

In one conversation, Mr Trump asked a seven-year-old named Coleman, "Are you still a believer in Santa?" He listened for a moment before adding, "Because at seven, it's marginal, right?"

Mr Trump listened again and chuckled before saying, "Well, you just enjoy yourself."

Ms Trump told a caller that Santa was in the Sahara. Several minutes later, she reported that Santa was far away in Morocco but would be at the caller's home on Christmas morning.

Irish Independent

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