President TrumpDonald John TrumpSunday shows preview: Shutdown negotiations continue after White House immigration proposal Rove warns Senate GOP: Don't put only focus on base Ann Coulter blasts Trump shutdown compromise: ‘We voted for Trump and got Jeb!’ MORE and first lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpOvernight Defense: Trump says he won't declare emergency 'so fast' | Shutdown on track to become longest ever | Military begins withdrawing equipment from Syria | Bolton taps new deputy Bolton names replacement for deputy who clashed with first lady The Hill's Morning Report — Groundhog Day: Negotiations implode as shutdown reaches 20 days 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.