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On Christmas Eve, Trump questions child about belief in Santa

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I suspect he has a brain tumor.

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At 7 ... Santa? What kind of 7 year old calls for Santa...

0 ( +0 / -0 )

"Are you still a believer in Santa Claus? 'Cuz at seven it's marginal, right?"

Hillarious!

3 ( +6 / -3 )

I believed in Santa till I was 8 (when I found the letter I wrote to Santa in my mom's coat pocket).

I wouldn't talk to Trump if he called my house anyway. He's already destroyed many people's dreams.

7 ( +10 / -3 )

Trump had better believe in Santa Claus himself, because that is the only way he is going to get any new staff to stay before they quit or are thrown under a bus.

8 ( +9 / -1 )

To be fair, I bet the 7 year old was just confused by what he said. Though it was kind of a dummy move.

5 ( +6 / -1 )

Of course, that's the one time Trump can't lie ! Sad !

8 ( +9 / -1 )

What an absolute currant bun.

7 ( +7 / -0 )

What an embarrASSment top humanity this goofball in chief is, he cant even handle dealing with a 7yr old kid, he HAS to screw it up...…...what a klutz!!

6 ( +6 / -0 )

"Are you still a non-believer in anthropogenic global climate change? 'Cuz as a GOPer, it's marginal, right?"

10 ( +10 / -0 )

It is very easy to realize how simple it was to brainwash young German Socialists into becoming the most vile murders in history.

It is Christmas and he was nice enough to talk with a child.

-10 ( +1 / -11 )

This just in from the U.S.:

Twas the night before Christmas

When in the White House

The President tweeted,

Ignoring his spouse.

“No leader ever

has been so first rate. 

I’m better than Santa

And America’s great!”

He decided to nestle

All snug in his bed

While border wall visions

danced in his head.

When on the South Lawn

There arose such a clatter

He turned on Fox News to see

What was the matter.

When what to his wondering

Eyes in a daze

Came all his “best people” 

In three different sleighs.

Now Tillerson, Mattis

Now Kelly, McMaster,

Now Preibus and Sessions!

Trump said, “A disaster.”

Now Flynn, Porter, Pruitt,

Hicks, Bannon, and Price,

Omarosa and Zinke!

Trump said, “They were nice.”

Then a grand golden sleigh

It flew ’round the bend

Now Vladimir Putin . . . 

Trump said, “My best friend.”

Trump called Kellyanne,

She told him a rumor:

A fourth sleigh was coming,

Pelosi and Schumer.

Trump drew in his head

And was turning around,

When right down the chimney

Someone came with a bound.

Not Chuck and not Nancy

His nose like a cherry

A stranger appeared

A man legendary.

“My name’s Robert Mueller

I’m hardly an elf.”

A prosecutor, special

In spite of himself.

And out of his bundle

A present appeared.

The label said “Report,”

And Trump he just sneered.

“A witch hunt!” Trump yelled

As he came to the brink.

“Bah teetotaling — 

Give me a drink!”

He looked at the gift card,

Holding his beer.

The message said, “Open this

Sometime next year.”

And so we will wait

To find what is inside

We’ll know who was good and

We’ll know who has lied.

The three Christmas sleighs

At once gave a whistle,

And away they all flew, like

The down of a thistle.

“The year’s almost over,”

Trump said with a frown.

“It’s 2018 —

It’s time to shut down.”

The stock market falters

The world’s in a tizzy,

Meanwhile back home

We shop ’til we’re dizzy.

We fret and we worry,

We question the wall —

Now dash away, dash away,

Dash away all!

We hope that the future

Is joyous and bright,

Merry Christmas to all

And to all a good night.

12 ( +12 / -0 )

"Trump questions child about belief in Santa"

This calls for impeachment!

2 ( +6 / -4 )

"Marginal" is probably the most sophisticated word Trump has said in a week, and he trots it out while disabusing a seven year old of Santa's existence? Next on White House Reality TV, the president murders puppies with a Yule log...

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Believing in Trump as President of the U.S.A. is marginal - at any age.

10 ( +10 / -0 )

If everyone was naughty enough, Santa will need so much coal it will give the coal industry its past glory as Trump promised.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Trump is notorious for seeing people who don’t exist and he has a mental age of seven.

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Pffft. Trump has done more good for the American people in less than 2 years than Barack did in eight.

Theoriginal post was about the sophistication of the language that Trump has used in the past week, not about what good he has done over two years. If you can find a more sophisticated word than 'marginal' that Trump has used in the past week, do share.

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It is very easy to realize how simple it was to brainwash young German Socialists into becoming the most vile murders in history.

It is Christmas and he was nice enough to talk with a child.

It's very easy to equate nazis with socialism, conveniently forgetting that socialists and communists were the first people locked up in nazi Germany.

Since we're Godwinning - Trump's language and that of his disciples is akin to 1930s Germany.

I bet Trump is a frustrated artist as well.

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Wow, and it's a call courtesy of NORAD tracking Santa Claus

The NORAD volunteers putting all that Santa tracking work must be thinking: "What is he doing...?"

He's undermining all their work putting in time to get kids into the holiday spirit

4 ( +4 / -0 )

Fielding a phone call from a seven-year-old

So, in other words, a phone call between two children.

And the older child, of course, behaved more graciously.

8 ( +8 / -0 )

This 7 year-old seems far smarter than Trump.

To be fair, I bet the 7 year old was just confused by what he said. Though it was kind of a dummy move.

That is a fair statement, but never doubt the intelligence of a 7 year-old, especially when that kid is speaking to Trump. I never doubt my kid's intelligence.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

@dmacleod - This is a classic!

This just in from the U.S.:

3 ( +3 / -0 )

The orange grinch just can't help disabusing children of their dreams, but he'd better believe in Robert Mueller because his New Year report will put an end to all speculation about whether Trumpinocchio's residence in the White House is marginal.

4 ( +4 / -0 )

This isn't the first time Trump has upset young people.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/donald-trump-former-miss-arizona-tasha-dixon-naked-undressed-backstage-howard-stern-a7357866.html

And then there's his mate, Jeffrey Esptein, the convicted sex offender.

I wouldn't let Trump the sexual predator near any kids.

4 ( +4 / -0 )

Help! What is the meaning of "marginal" in "'Cuz at seven it's marginal, right?"

2 ( +2 / -0 )

The meaning of "marginal" is perhaps best understood as referring to Trump's own mental age and the present, precarious state of the president's sanity.

4 ( +4 / -0 )

Man, the media has to make a big deal about the smallest most insignificant bleep. If JT would put article about him blowing his nose in the WH, the threads would be full of TDS bashing the guy 24/7 lol

-5 ( +1 / -6 )

Man, the media has to make a big deal about the smallest most insignificant bleep. If JT would put article about him blowing his nose in the WH, the threads would be full of TDS bashing the guy 24/7 lol

LOL

Their heads seem to be popping like a pimple on teenager cuz of the cognitive dissonance at Trump getting out Syria.

-7 ( +0 / -7 )

Trump just ... never grew up into an adult, did he? Sad, sad. Over to you, Trump supporters! What is your defense for this gaffe, then??

4 ( +4 / -0 )

GOOD OLD TRUMP !!! (Hearthless SOAB)..

2 ( +2 / -0 )

"Hello Coleman. You realize everything good in your life will go down the toilet...and I'm here to help"

The Dumpster is the coal in all of our stockings.

4 ( +4 / -0 )

The Trump Who Stole Christmas.™

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Wow - can't believe the press actually wrote a story criticizing Trump for asking a kid if she believes in Santa Claus. I thought the press hated Santa and considered him an evil White, cis-gender, sexist, heterosexual patriarchic oppressor. Okay - in truth I'm really not all that surprised...

-4 ( +1 / -5 )

Jealousy?

0 ( +0 / -0 )

A conversation between a two-year old and a seven year old - and the seven year old comes out way ahead...

Hey Mr Commander in Chief - why don't you put down the Big Macs and turn off Fox News and go visit some troops protecting our country over the holidays?  Are you busy - maybe Stormy is visiting the White House?

Yea we know - you don't give a damn about the troops....

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mukashiyokattaToday  01:00 am JST

Trump just ... never grew up into an adult, did he? Sad, sad. Over to you, Trump supporters! What is your defense for this gaffe, then??

I think they're pedalling the same old spin that it's all the MSM's fault.

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