Lawmakers, media total and amicable media users took to Twitter after President TrumpDonald John TrumpPresident Trump, initial lady attend Christmas use during National Cathedral Trump open to visiting Turkey in 2019 though no ‘definite’ plans, White House says Trump has weighed dismissing Mnuchin: Bloomberg MORE asked a 7-year-old if he believes in Santa Claus.
Trump and initial lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpPresident Trump, initial lady attend Christmas use during National Cathedral Trump asks child if he believes in Santa during NORAD calls Russian state-owned network tweets satirical video of Trump removing Christmas presents MORE late Monday took calls from children about Santa’s whereabouts, a presidential tradition in and with a North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD).
“Merry Christmas. How are you?” Trump asked one caller. “How aged are you? … Are we doing good in school? … Are we still a follower in Santa?”
After a brief postponement to hear a child’s response, a boss afterwards added: “Because during 7, it’s marginal, right?”
Sen. Chris MurphyChristopher (Chris) Scott MurphyDem senator: Trump observant he doesn’t know his tip ISIS attach� ‘should shock a ruin out of each American’ WHIP LIST: Who’s in and out in a 2020 competition ‘So stupid,’ ‘absurd’ – Senate Dems reject shutdown after talks stutter MORE (D-Conn.) later tweeted disapproval of Trump’s remark, saying: “It’s only too freaking illusory that Trump spent his Christmas Eve job 7 year olds and revelation them desiring in Santa during their age is ‘marginal’.”
“If you’re 7, yes, Santa Claus exists and loves you,” tweeted former U.S. profession Preet BhararaPreetinder (Preet) Singh BhararaGOP senator suspects Schumer of being behind recover of Ford minute Preet Bharara questions either Trump will honour ‘presidential alert’ complement Republicans change march after outward warn falters MORE, a distinguished Trump critic. “And he’s on his way.”
New York Times contributor Maggie Haberman, meanwhile, compared Trump to comedian Larry David.
And “roving journalist” Michael Tracey said on Twitter that “Trump tantalizing a small child about desiring in Santa is flattering damn funny.”
But many critics pronounced that Trump’s strange doubt might have busted Christmas for a immature child by suggesting that Santa Claus didn’t exist.
The New York Times even tweeted about an article about a comments: “Kids, Please Do Not Read This Article on What Trump Said About Santa Claus.”
Dozens of other media total and Twitter users reacted to a comments, with one job a boss a “Supervillian”:
At slightest this kid’s “how we found out Santa wasn’t real” story will be engaging https://t.co/8SvfyUb1fY
— Rosie Gray (@RosieGray) December 25, 2018
— Tom Taylor (@TomTaylorMade) December 25, 2018
war on Christmas https://t.co/C20rLcvxxv
— Anne Applebaum (@anneapplebaum) December 25, 2018
Earlier tonight walking subsequent to some tourists on M Street, we listened a child ask his relatives if Santa was close down too. The mom replied, “No, even Trump can’t screw that up.”
He screwed it up! https://t.co/u8kHIS5Jwb
— Jonathan Chait (@jonathanchait) December 25, 2018
So, we did this once to an eight-year-old, expressing dishonesty that he still believed in Santa. The disproportion is, we was six. https://t.co/O0ZhQXnu2a
— Josh Barro (@jbarro) December 25, 2018
One thing about a pathological liar is they never know when it’s a right time to tell a truth. https://t.co/UHw89XrgGc
— David Baddiel (@Baddiel) December 25, 2018
Donald Trump seeking a 7-year-old if they still trust in Santa is to Christmas as Steven MnuchinSteven Terner MnuchinTrump has weighed dismissing Mnuchin: Bloomberg Trump’s Fed argument roils markets, alarms Republicans Dow has misfortune Christmas Eve on record, SP enters bear marketplace MORE is incidentally calming us that banks aren’t in a liquidity crisis. https://t.co/gjDdqFOA6b
— Matt Fuller (@MEPFuller) December 25, 2018
Updated during 8:14 a.m.