NORAD Still Tracking Santa Despite Government Shutdown

NORAD Still Tracking Santa Despite Government Shutdown

NORAD Still Tracking Santa Despite Government Shutdown

After waiting on hold for about six minutes, the president came on the little girl's speakerphone.

After a brief pause, Trump chuckled for a second and said, "Well, you just enjoy yourself".

A 7-year-old who talked to President Donald Trump still left out milk and cookies for Santa. Only Trump's end of the conversation could be heard by reporters, but Collman's family later posted video of the call on YouTube.

Both the president and first lady are staying in Washington for Christmas following the partial government shutdown that went into effect Saturday morning.

NORAD's Santa Tracker began when a SEARS Roebuck & included the top secret number to the predecessor to NORAD, the Continental Air Defense Command.

Reuters reports that reporters asked Trump if any breakthroughs had been made in negotiations with Democrats.

The President and his spouse traditionally answer some of the calls on Christmas Eve. "Say hello to everybody", Trump said.

"I was like, 'Wow.' I was shocked", she told the paper of their exchange. On duty was Colonel Harry Shoup, who received a call from a child looking for Santa Claus.

"I'd like to just be thankful for all of these nurses, these doctors, these surgeons that are in this hospital that have actually taken care of not only my daughter, but every other child that's in this hospital".

Any time on December 24, Amazon Alexa users can ask for Santa's location through the NORAD Tracks Santa skill for Amazon Alexa, and OnStar subscribers can press the OnStar button in their vehicles to locate Santa.

The Google doodle blog reads, "It's that festive time of year again!"

The couple participated in phone calls past year as well.

Coleman had been patched through to Trump after calling the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) as it continued its tradition of tracking Santa's journey across the globe, according to Fox News.

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