President Donald Trump speaks on the phone sharing updates to track Santa’s movements from the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) Santa Tracker on Christmas Eve, Monday, Dec. 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
President Donald Trump isn’t much for small talk. When he and the First Lady took and made Christmas calls on Monday, he asked a kid if she still believed in Santa Claus, he suggested that at 7, “it’s marginal, right?”
Welcome to adulthood, kid. It doesn’t get any better. Toughen up.
But here’s the big question we have: How many stinking pictures of a guy talking on the phone do the White House press photographers need to take?
Bob Collins was with Minnesota Public Radio from 1992-2019. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day lamented that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.