AceShowbiz - Donald Trump thankfully didn't ruin a child's Christmas after questioning her belief in Santa Claus. The 7-year-old, who was initially identified as a boy, has been identified as Collman Lloyd from Lexington, South Carolina.
Speaking to the Post and Courier after that phone call with Trump, Collman tells the paper that she was "shocked" after the president said that believing in Santa at 7 years old is "marginal." Saying she had never heard the word "marginal" before, the young girl recalls, "I was like, 'wow' I was shocked. It wasn't really [nerve-wracking], I just had to think of what the truth was."
But it's safe to say that Collman still believes in Santa after that conversation with Trump. She reveals that she and her 10-year-old sister and 5-year-old brother left iced sugar cookies and chocolate milk for Santa. On Christmas morning, she woke up to find the food gone and an American Girl doll wrapped under the tree.
Asked what she would ask the President of the U.S. if she ever got the chance to talk to him again, Collman says she would like to know about his family. "Most people know this question. I would like to ask if he has any kids," she shares. "I've honestly never heard of them or seen any of them so I was wondering."
Previously, in a video which circulated online, Trump was heard asking a child over the phone, "Are you still a believer in Santa?" He added with a chuckle, " 'Cause at 7 it's marginal, right?"
On Christmas Eve, the president and his wife Melania Trump were answering calls from children who phoned to the federal government's official "Santa Tracker", run by the North American Aerospace Defense Command for 63 years. The two were sitting in front of the fireplace in the White House State Room.
Trump was heard asking another child, "What's Santa going to get you for Christmas? Who's with you....Have a great Christmas...and I'll talk to you again, OK?" He was also asking kids about their hometowns and thanking a general for his service.
Earlier that day, Trump lamented about having to work on Christmas Eve. Pitying himself, he tweeted, "I am all alone (poor me) in the White House waiting for the Democrats to come back and make a deal on desperately needed Border Security."
He scrapped his plans to travel to Palm Beach because of a stalemate with Congress over government funding. "I thought it would be wrong for me to be with my family," he told reporters in the Oval Office. He added, "My family is in Florida, Palm Beach, and I just didn't want to go down and be there when other people are hurting."