Donald Trump wished fans a Merry Christmas during a recent rally and also revealed an interesting truth about Jesus with Melania Trump.
Five years ago, during a Christmas Eve phone call arranged by the NORAD Santa Tracker, former President Donald Trump made a controversial comment that left an indelible mark on the holiday season. In 2018, while speaking to 7-year-old Collman Lloyd, Trump seemingly shattered the young girl’s belief in Santa Claus by asking, “Are you still a believer in Santa? Because at seven, it’s marginal, right?”
The call, part of NORAD’s annual holiday effort to track Santa’s journey, took an unexpected turn as Trump’s comment sparked a mix of reactions. While Collman’s response was inaudible to the press, it reportedly elicited a chuckle and a smile from the ex-president. The young girl, identified as a resident of South Carolina, later revealed that she had never heard the word “marginal” before. In a video shared by her family, Collman can be seen responding with a polite “yes, sir” when asked if she still believed in Santa.
“COLLMAN’S RESPONSE, THOUGH INAUDIBLE TO THE PRESS, LEFT TRUMP WITH A CHUCKLE AND A SMILE
Despite the lighthearted interaction, the video of Trump’s conversation with Collman went viral in 2018, resurfacing on the five-year anniversary of the call. Yashar Ali, in a post on Twitter, deemed it “Trump’s funniest moment” and asserted that he would “never apologize for thinking this is funny,” garnering nearly 1 million views.
The incident remains a memorable and somewhat contentious episode, emphasizing the unique blend of humor, candor, and controversy that characterized Trump’s presidency, even in seemingly festive moments.