Child says she still believes in Santa after Trump’s ‘marginal’ quip

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In one of the Christmas Eve calls, Trump chatted with a 7-year-old.

With a chuckle, the president said: "Are you still a believer in Santa Claus?". Trump asked. When she responded, "Yes, sir", the president added, "Because at 7, that's marginal, right?"

"I was like, 'wow.' I was shocked", said Collman Lloyd of Lexington, S.C. "It wasn't really (nerve-wracking), I just had to think of what the truth was", she told the newspaper.

"It's just too freaking fantastic that Trump spent his Christmas Eve calling seven year olds and telling them believing in Santa at their age is 'marginal, '" Democratic Senator Chris Murphy said on his Twitter account.

Donald Trump expressed disbelief that a 7-year old girl from SC, named Collman Lloyd, still thought Santa Claus is real, as the president conversed with her on the phone on Christmas Eve. She said she wished she had asked him about his family. And it found that parents are highly involved in the charade: The more parents promote Santa, the less likely children are to question whether Santa is real. She added that she got a doll on Christmas morning and that she had never heard the word "marginal" before.

In the end, both parents appreciated how Trump treated their daughter. He also said he believes Trump's remarks have been "blown out of proportion and unfairly politicized", according to BuzzFeed.

Donald Trump and wife Melania were taking calls from children hoping to get through to NORAD - the American government agency that tracks Santa's movements around the world at Christmas - when the incident occurred.

President Donald Trump has wished USA troops worldwide a merry Christmas.

Donald Trump thankfully didn't ruin a child's Christmas after questioning her belief in Santa Claus.

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrive for a Christmas Eve service at the National Cathedral in Washington on December 24, 2018. Those plans have since been nixed and Trump will instead stay at the White House for the rest of 2018. He later revealed how "we are already building and renovating many miles" of his planned border wall.

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