Wednesday, 17 October, 2018

Trump's busy Christmas Eve: calls to troops, talk of Santa

Trump's busy Christmas Eve: calls to troops, talk of Santa Trump's busy Christmas Eve: calls to troops, talk of Santa
Diane Mills | 25 December, 2017, 19:22

President Donald Trump used a holiday teleconference with the troops to suggest that he reinvigorated the use of the word "Christmas" by becoming president.

"On behalf of Melania, myself, Barron and the entire Trump family, God bless you, God bless America, and have a very very merry Christmas and happy new year".

He singled out the Coast Guard for the service's work during a series of deadly USA hurricanes that caused billions of dollars in damage and that parts of the country are still recovering from. "What a job you've done ... saved thousands and thousands of lives". "Many Republicans are very happy but, I have to tell you, the people of Florida, Texas, Puerto Rico and lots of other states are even more happy".

Trump began the day by tweeting against a top Federal Bureau of Investigation official he has suggested is biased against him, as well as the news media.

Sitting in a gold chair beside First Lady Melania Trump in an ornate, the president enthusiastically chatted with youngsters and their parents.

Earlier in the week, Vice President Mike Pence made a surprise trip to Afghanistan where he told the troops there that President Trump wanted servicemembers to know that 'I love them'.

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Reporters in the room could hear only the president's side of the conversation.

"I predict that Santa will bring you building blocks, so many you won't be able to use them all", he said.

"Santa moves very quickly".

Trump ate Christmas Eve dinner with his family before attending worship services with the first lady at the Episcopal church in Palm Beach where they were married in 2005.

President Trump began his 11-day Christmas vacation Saturday on the golf course, but said he'll be "working very hard" on preparing a 2018 agenda that will include an infrastructure plan and action against North Korea.

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