Trump asks seven-year-old if they still believe in Santa


US president Donald Trump and first lady Melania took Santa calls from children on Christmas Eve, in what looked like an enjoyable occasion for the couple. Trump can be heard asking a seven-year-old if they are still a believer in Santa, the president then listens in and laughs and says ‘because at seven it’s marginal right?’ Children from around the world phone the North American Aerospace Defense Command (Norad), which tracks Santa’s Christmas Eve trek around the globe. This tradition started in 1955 when a US Colonel rushed to answer the red phone, expecting the commander or president, but found a little girl on the other end asking if he was really Santa and decided to play along
Christmas cheer: Trump tells child that believing in Santa at seven is ‘marginal’