7-year-old who spoke with Trump still believes in Santa

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Fielding a phone call from a seven-year-old on Monday, US President Donald Trump put himself on Santa Claus's naughty list by raising doubts about his existence. She said she'd never heard the word "marginal" before. The president and first lady Melania Trump assisted NORAD during the 2017 and current holiday seasons, as she noted on Twitter on Christmas Eve.

For six minutes she was on hold - no music just silence - before the president came on the line.

Asked when the government would reopen, Trump said: "I can't tell you when the government's going to be open".

When she responded: "Yes, sir", he had added: "Because at seven, that's marginal, right?"

When asked what would she say if she ever got the chance to talk to the president again she said she'd ask Trump about his family.

Trump speaks with reporters after holding a video call with US military service members in the Oval Office on Christmas morning in Washington, on Tuesday.

Collman told the Post and Courier that she and her 10-year-old sister and 5-year-old brother left iced sugar cookies and chocolate milk for Santa.

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The meeting on Monday didn't result in a deal, the Associated Press reported, the government shutdown continuing through Christmas Eve over the president's budget demands for a wall along the US-Mexico border.

As the government shutdown entered its fourth day and expected to stretch at least well into the week, the president said the USA must have "a wall, a fence, whatever they want to call it". We are working so hard to catch these traffickers. He spoke Tuesday by video conference to members of all five branches of the US military.

Donald Trump and his wife Melania were taking calls from American children as the couple sat under two gargantuan Christmas trees. He scrapped travel plans because of the shutdown.

800,000 of 2.1 million federal employees have been affected, with nine of 15 government departments being officially de-funded.

"I'll call it whatever they want, but it's all the same thing", he told reporters after participating in a holiday video conference with representatives from all five branches of the military stationed in Alaska, Bahrain, Guam and Qatar.

"At least this kid's "how I found out Santa wasn't real" story will be interesting, ' one person wrote while someone else slammed Trump as a 'Supervillain" for what he did.

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