Little Girl Has Faith In Santa Reaffirmed Despite Trump’s ‘Marginal’ Comment

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 24: President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump speak on the phone with children as they track Santa Claus with the North American Aerospace Defense Command, NORAD, on Christmas Eve in the State Dinning Room of the White House on December 24, 2018 in Washington, DC.(Photo by Oliver Contreras/For The Washington Post)
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 24: President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump speak on the phone with children as they track Santa Claus with the North American Aerospace Defense Command, NORAD, on Christmas Eve ... WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 24: President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump speak on the phone with children as they track Santa Claus with the North American Aerospace Defense Command, NORAD, on Christmas Eve in the State Dinning Room of the White House on December 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Oliver Contreras/For The Washington Post via Getty Images) MORE LESS
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December 26, 2018 9:59 a.m.

Collman Lloyd, the 7-year-old South Carolinian girl who had a phone conversation with President Donald Trump during which he called belief in Santa “marginal” among her age set, wasn’t shaken by the implicit doubt cast on the jolly red elf — mostly because she didn’t know what “marginal” meant.

According to a Tuesday Post and Courier interview, any suspicions she might have had about Santa’s veracity were put to rest Christmas morning when she saw cookies eaten and a new American Girl Doll under the tree.

The call with the President, which has since sparked widespread outrage and snark, came as a surprise to the child, who was calling in to discover Santa’s whereabouts via the North American Aerospace Defense Command’s tracker.

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