Trump in Christmas Eve call: 'We've got prosperity, now we want peace'

Trump in Christmas Eve call: 'We've got prosperity, now we want peace'
© Getty

President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenators demand more details from Trump on intel watchdog firing Overnight Health Care: Trump steps up attack on WHO | Fauci says deaths could be lower than first projected | House panel warns federal stockpile of medical supplies depleted | Mnuchin, Schumer in talks over relief deal Trump says he'll look into small business loan program restricting casinos MORE told a child in a Christmas Eve phone call on Sunday that the country has reached a state of "prosperity" but now desires "peace."

The president and first lady Melania TrumpMelania Trump'The Art of Her Deal': Unauthorized Melania Trump biography due out in June The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Americans with COVID-19 immunity may lead US back to work Trump shakes up White House communications team MORE spoke by phone with children about Santa Claus's whereabouts as the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) tracks the whereabouts of Santa and his reindeer as they travel around the world delivering gifts.

During one phone call, Trump said his Christmas wish was “peace for the country."

ADVERTISEMENT

“We’ve got prosperity, now we want peace,” he told the child.

The president took six calls and the first lady took nine, asking children what they wanted for Christmas and sharing information about Santa’s location, according to the first lady's office.

The Trumps, who participated in the 62-year-old NORAD tradition, were connected randomly to children calling into the center, who did not know beforehand that they would be talking to the first family.

The Trumps are celebrating Christmas at Mar-a-Lago, their private beach resort in Palm Beach, Fla.