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Trump takes calls from children who want to find Santa Claus

2 years 3 months 3 weeks ago Monday, December 24 2018 Dec 24, 2018 December 24, 2018 7:38 PM December 24, 2018 in News
Source: Associated Press
Photo: CNN

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump answered Christmas Eve telephone calls from children anxious to locate Santa.
Trump asked one child whether he still believed in Santa and told another "I'll talk to you again." First lady Melania Trump joined the president and told a caller 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.
The NORAD Tracks Santa program wasn't affected by the government shutdown. It's run by volunteers at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado using pre-approved Defense Department funding.
The program became a Christmas Eve tradition after a child mistakenly called the forerunner to the North American Aerospace Defense Command in 1955 and asked to speak to Santa.

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