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The Internet Torches ‘Supervillain’ Trump For Ruining Christmas For 7-Year-Old

President Donald Trump triggered an avalanche of negative comments on Christmas day after he asked a 7-year-old if he believes in Santa Claus.

Trump and first lady Melania Trump late Monday took calls from children about Santa’s whereabouts, a presidential tradition in conjunction with the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD).

“Merry Christmas. How are you?” Trump asked one caller. “How old are you? … Are you doing well in school? … Are you still a believer in Santa?”

After a short pause to hear the child’s response, the president then added: “Because at 7, it’s marginal, right?”

Lawmakers, media figures and hundreds of social media users took to Twitter to share their reaction to Trump’s bizarre question, with one calling the president a “Supervillian”.

Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) later tweeted disapproval of Trump’s remark, saying: “It’s just too freaking fantastic that Trump spent his Christmas Eve calling seven year olds and telling them believing in Santa at their age is ‘marginal’.”

“If you’re 7, yes, Santa Claus exists and loves you,” tweeted former U.S. attorney Preet Bharara, a prominent Trump critic. “And he’s on his way.”

Many critics said that Trump’s original question may have ruined Christmas for a young child by suggesting that Santa Claus didn’t exist.

The New York Times even tweeted about an article about the comments: “Kids, Please Do Not Read This Article on What Trump Said About Santa Claus.”

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