Trump, Melania engage in calls with kids awaiting Santa

Palm Beach [United States]: United States President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have participated in phone calls with kids who want to know where Santa was on his Christmas Eve travels.

They engaged with the callers through North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD)’s Santa Tracker program, which tracks the flight path of Santa Claus.

Trump and his wife spoke with kids on separate telephones as they sat in chairs on opposite sides of a Christmas tree in the living room of the President’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.

The President took six calls and the First Lady took nine, the Hill reported, citing the first lady’s office as saying.

“What would you like more than anything else?” the President asked one caller. “Building blocks, that’s what I always liked too, I always loved building blocks. Now they make them better.”

“I predict that Santa will bring you building blocks, so many you won’t be able to use them all,” Trump continued.

Trump reportedly told a caller from Mississippi that the state is “great” and added that, “Santa is going to treat you very well.”

NORAD Track Santa got underway at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

This year, the program which is run by US and Canadian militaries, entered 62nd year, according to the reports.

NORAD paired up with Alexa to track Santa’s whereabouts, this year. Taking the fun a notch higher, the public can ask Alexa “Where’s Santa?” and Amazon’s voice-activated computer service will answer. (ANI)