Legislators, Media Professionals, and Social Media Users Bring Twitter Down President Trump Donald John TrumpPresident Trump, First Lady attends the Christmas service at National Cathedral Trump, which is open to visit Turkey in 2019. White House says Trump has dismissed Mnuchin: Bloomberg MORE asked a seven-year-old if he believed in Santa Claus.
"Merry Christmas, how are you?" Trump asked a caller. "How old are you … are you alright?" Are you still a believer in Santa Claus?
After a brief pause to hear the child's answer, the President added, "Because it's an edge at seven, right?
Sen. Chris Murphy Christopher (Chris) Scott MurphyDem Senator: Trump says he does not know that his best ISIS envoy should frighten any American whip. "Whip List: Who is in 2020 race on the road? "Stupid," absurd "- Senate Dems sentenced shutdown after talks waver MORE (D-Conn.) Later tweeted disapproval of Trump's remark:" It's just too fantastic for that Trump spent his Christmas Eve calls the seven year olds and tells them she should believe in Santa Claus at her age is "marginal" "
" When you are 7, Santa Claus exists and loves you "(19459018), the former US Attorney (19459017) Preet Bharara Preetinder Singh BhararaG senator suspects Schumer is behind the release of the Ford letter Preet Bharara asks if Trump will respect the "Presidential Warning System" Trump Critic. "And he is on the W eg. "
New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman likened Trump to comedian Larry David.
and "roving journalist" said Michael Tracey Twitter says that "Trump robbed a little kid about the belief in Santa Claus is damn funny."
But many critics said that Trump's original question might have ruined Christmas for a small child by indicating that Santa Claus does not exist.
The New York Times even wrote an article about the comments : "Children, please do not read this article what Trump said about Santa Claus."
Dozens of other media and Twitter users responded to the comments, with one calling the president a "Supervillian":
At least that kid's story, "how I found out Santa Claus was not real," gets interesting his. https://t.co/8SvfyUb1fY[19459010-RosieGray([RosieGray] 25. December 2018
Supervillain. https://t.co/jFJkhlltEG[19459010-TomTaylor(@TomTaylorMade) December 25, 2018
War over Christmas https://t.co/C20rLcvxxv[19459010-AnneApplebaum(@anneapplebaum) December 25, 2018
Yesterday evening I went to M Street next to some tourists. I heard the child ask his parents if Santa Claus was also closed. The mother replied, "No, even Trump can not screw it up."
He messed up! https://t.co/u8kHIS5Jwb[19459010-JonathanChait(@jonathanchait) 25th December 2018
So once I did this with an eight-year-old and expressed his unbelief, which he still believed Santa Claus The Difference is, I was six years old. https://t.co/O0ZhQXnu2a[19459010-JoshBarro(@jbarro) December 25, 2018
One thing with a pathological liar is that they never know when the right time is to reach the truth say. https://t.co/UHw89XrgGc[19459010-DavidBaddiel(@Baddiel) December 25, 2018
Donald Trump asks a 7-year-old if he still believes in Santa Claus when Steven Mnuchin  Steven Terner MnuchinTrump has weighed Mnuchin's dismissal: Bloomberg Trump's Fed feud seething on the markets, Republicans alarm the worst Christmas Eve, S & P enters the bear market. MORE accidentally assures us liquidity crisis. https://t.co/gjDdqFOA6b[19459010-MattFuller(@MEPFuller) December 25, 2018
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