Trump to 7-year-old: Do you still believe in Santa?

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New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Dec 25, 2018, 11:05 AM(IST)

Trump and Melania answer calls for NORAD, the US defence agency which 'tracks' Santa's Christmas eve movements. Photograph:( Reuters )

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'Are you still a believer in Santa Claus? 'Cuz at seven it's marginal, right?' Trump said. Expectedly, the blowback on social media was stinging. 

Trump was on Christmas bashed on social media after he asked a seven-year-old whether he still believed in Santa

Trump and his wife Melania were answering calls for NORAD, the US defence agency which "tracks" Santa's Christmas eve movements. The answering of calls by the president is a Christmas tradition. 

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"Hello, is this Coleman? Merry Christmas. How are you? How old are you?" the US president asked the child. 

And then followed it up with:  "Are you still a believer in Santa Claus? 'Cuz at seven it's marginal, right?"  

Expectedly, the blowback on social media was severe: 

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It is not known how Coleman answered Trump. 

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