A 7-year-old from Lexington, South Carolina called NORAD to track Santa on Christmas Eve and got the call of her life.
President Trump and First Lady Melania were taking calls to speak with children when the president got on the line with Collman Lloyd (see video below).
The call went viral when the media heard what President Trump asked the young girl. He asked her if she still believes in Santa and then said, “at 7 it’s marginal, right?” You would have thought he said the worst thing you could possibly say to a young girl her age…the media was freaking out on social media so the anti-Trump crowd jumped in as well. It was one big pile-on by the left and the media.
Well, the parents of Collman Lloyd had a totally different take on the call and spoke with Buzzfeed to set the record straight:
The parents of Collman Lloyd — the 7-year-old girl from Lexington, South Carolina, whose phone call with President Trump on Christmas Eve went viral after he asked her if still believes in Santa Claus and then said, “at 7 it’s marginal, right?” — say they have no issue with how Trump spoke to their daughter.
In fact, dad Donald J. Lloyd, 40, (who, as it happens, shares a first name and middle initial with the president) told BuzzFeed News he would have used similar language with his daughter, and he thinks the remark is being taken out of proportion and unfairly politicized.
“I think it’s crazy it became a big deal. It’s Christmas time. I’d love to keep politics out of Christmas,” said Donald. “It didn’t bother me — I like to talk to my kids like adults.”
Collman’s mom, Erica, 40, agreed. She added that she found Trump to be extremely generous.
“I’m a teacher. I’m OK with the vocabulary,” said Erica, who teaches third grade students. “He was very kind. I was very impressed with the phone call.”
Thank goodness the Collman parents spoke out to tell the critics of President Trump to knock it off. It’s all we’ve heard since last night but take a look at the video the Collman parents shared with South Carolina news:
In case you missed the call last night:
Donald Trump, answering phone call from 7-year-old on Christmas Eve: "Are you still a believer in Santa? Because at seven it's marginal, right?" pic.twitter.com/VHexvFSbQ1
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) December 25, 2018
Donald Trump, answering phone call from 7-year-old on Christmas Eve: “Are you still a believer in Santa? Because at seven it’s marginal, right?”
Collman said the phone call with President Trump “made her Christmas”