Children who called the United States military's North American Aerospace Defense Command to get updates on Santa Claus' progress on Christmas Eve were greeted by President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump on Monday night. But it's all the same thing.
The moment happened while the president and first lady answered calls from children around the world who phoned the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), which has tracked Santa's Christmas Eve trek around the globe for 63 years.
A day after US President Donald Trump asked a 7-year-old if she still believed in Santa Claus, social media is comparing his response to one from President John Kennedy back in 1961, when he assured a little girl that Santa is alive and well. "We love what you do and love your work". "At some point, the Democrats not wanting to make a deal will cost our Country more than the Border Wall we are all talking about".
Trump has demanded $5 billion for a wall along the U.S. -Mexico border. The President also previously said he'd take responsibility if the government shut down over the border wall issue. "A drone isn't going to stop it".
Late on Monday Mr. Trump was asked by reporters if there had been any progress in talks about funding the government. I love the White House, but I wasn't able to be with my family.
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"We can't do it without a barrier, we can't do it without a wall", Trump continued.
White House Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney told "Fox News Sunday" that the White House has given a "counter-offer" that was "between those two numbers". The closure affects hundreds of thousands of federal workers across the country and was expected to last at least through Thursday, when the House and Senate meet again. "I can tell you it's not going to be open until we have a wall, a fence, whatever they want to call it".
After meeting his homeland security secretary and other officials to discuss border security and the government shutdown, Trump tweeted that he is still waiting for the Democrats to make a deal on border security. As this was refused by the Democrats, Trump initiated the shutdown.
He also had said Mexico would pay for the wall.
President Donald Trump on Tuesday wished US troops stationed around the country and the globe a merry Christmas.