Trump asks 7-year-old if he still believes in Santa

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Collman had called the NORAD Tracks Santa program Monday night to check on Santa's journey delivering toys. Are you still a believer in Santa? She repeats the answer when the president follows up with, "Because at 7, it's marginal, right?"

Collman did not know what "marginal" meant and simply answered, "Yes, sir".

Trump's chat with Collman was initially reported as being with a boy named Coleman.

Both the president and first lady are staying in Washington for Christmas following the partial government shutdown that went into effect Saturday morning. Merry Christmas from our News4Jax family to you and yours. He spoke Tuesday by video conference to members of all five branches of the USA military. "They can come in and their holiday cheer and take some stress off all of us parents here, after all we've been through so far".

More than 800,000 federal employees will not get paid until the dispute is resolved, and many government departments have partially ceased operations.

Trump had planned to spend the holidays at Mar-a-Lago, his Florida resort, before the shutdown scuttled the trip.

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"I was like, 'wow.' I was shocked", Collman told the Charleston newspaper.

Family members say the singing and visit from Santa is a moment they will truly cherish. The military members were stationed in Guam, Qatar, Alaska, and two in Bahrain.

North American Aerospace Defense Command, or NORAD, has been tracking Santa's progress around the globe every Christmas Eve for more than 60 years.

The NORAD tradition started six decades ago when, in 1955, Sears and Roebuck, who would provide a phone number to children who wanted a little talk time with the jolly old elf misprinted the phone number and inadvertently directed the children's calls to the Continental Air Defense Command center.

Father Christmas' journey begins in the South Pacific, with his first stop to the Republic of Kiribati, a collection of 32 atolls in the Pacific Ocean. She called the annual event one of her favorite White House traditions.

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