President Donald Trump Christmas Eve was composed of the President playing golf, making calls to the troops and his standard tweeting in which he took credit for people saying Merry Christmas again.
As usual, the first order on Trump’s to-do list were his tweets. After the series of tweets, President Trump’s mood cheered up as he started calling the troops located in Kuwait, Qatar and Guantanamo Bay. Trump also showed gratitude to the sailors of USS Sampson and the Coast Guard’s response to the hurricanes that hit Florida, Texas and Puerto Rico.
“What a job you’ve done, the Coast Guard saved thousands and thousands of lives, almost it’s unbelievable when I look at the charts, I saw the number of lives you saved,” he said before his Christmas greeting where he wished Very, very merry Christmas to everyone in his recognizable style.
“I just want to wish everybody a very, very merry Christmas, we say Merry Christmas, again, very, very proudly,” Trump said. “Very, very merry Christmas.”
Trump had a closed Q&A session with service members after which he went on his planned round of golf at Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach.
In the mid-afternoon, the president returned to Mar-a-Lago where after few tweets regarding the tax overhaul bill he signed into law on Friday and “Fake News” he started receiving calls from children aged 5 to 12 which he assured that Santa was en route.
This was a NORAD’s Track Santa program where children from all over the states call a number in order to get an update on Santa progress. What they did not expect was that Donald and Melania Trump would be the ones answering the phone.
At 10:30 p.m., after the family dinner, the Trump family went to their traditional service at the Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea where the couple got married in 2005.
After the service, Trump tweeted: “People are proud to be saying Merry Christmas again, I am proud to have led the charge against the assault of our cherished and beautiful phrase. MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!”