President Trump and First Lady Melania Answer Children's Calls To NORAD

In A Delightful Change of Pace

For those not up on the tradition NORAD tracks Santa Claus as part of its Christmas outreach our own Colonel Flagg has an excellent write up of the tradition here Water Coooler December 24 2017

This year according to The Hill the President and First Lady took part in the tradition directly answering calls from children.

President Trump and first lady Melania Trump joined the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) call center remotely on Sunday to take questions about Santa’s whereabouts.

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.

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 Hill

I think we all can support the President’s Christmas wish.

Merry Christmas everyone.