President TrumpDonald TrumpCheney says a lot of GOP lawmakers have privately encouraged her fight against Trump Republicans criticizing Afghan refugees face risks DeVos says 'principles have been overtaken by personalities' in GOP MORE and first lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpFormer aide sees Melania Trump as 'the doomed French queen': book If another 9/11 happened in a divided 2021, could national unity be achieved again? Former Trump aide Stephanie Grisham planning book: report MORE joined the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) call center remotely on Sunday to take questions about Santa’s whereabouts.
NORAD is tracking Santa Claus and his reindeer for the 62nd year in a row as they travel around the world delivering presents.
The Trumps spoke with children calling the center around 4 p.m., who were patched through randomly and did not know they would be speaking with the president.
President Trump asked children what they wanted for Christmas and shared information about Santa’s location.
“What would you like more than anything else?” the president asked one caller. “Building blocks, that’s what I always liked too, I always loved building blocks. Now they make them better.”
“I predict that Santa will bring you building blocks, so many you won’t be able to use them all,” he continued.
One caller told the president that their wish was for their grandmother to get out of the hospital.
“You want your grandma to get out of the hospital,” he said. “That is great, that’s better than asking for some toy or something.”
He told one caller that his Christmas wish was “peace for the country."
“We’ve got prosperity, now we want peace,” he said.
The president took six calls and the first lady took nine, according to the first lady's office. They are celebrating the holiday at Mar-a-Lago, Trump’s private resort in Florida.