Just hours before the Christmas holiday, President Trump and first lady Melania Trump participated in phone calls with children through the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) as they continue to track Santa Claus' journey around the world as he delivers Christmas cheer.
"Every American heart is thankful to you and we are asking God to watch over you and to watch over your families", Trump added.
He showered the most praise on the Coast Guard, which impressed him with its rescue operations during a devastating hurricane season. And as for Trump, who has sent a series of combative tweets since arriving at his Florida vacation home said he wants "peace for the country". 'What a job you've done'.
"We say Christmas again very proudly", Trump said from the living room of Mar-a-Lago.
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'Many Republicans are very happy, but I have to tell you the people of Florida, Texas, Puerto Rico, lots of other states are even more happy, ' the president said. Nearly - it's unbelievable when I looked at the charts and I saw the number of lives you've saved. 'So I want to congratulate the Coast Guard for having done an incredible job'. At an event in Missouri last month he told supporters, "You don't see "Merry Christmas" any more".
The president - speaking to five members of the military deployed in Kuwait, Qatar, Guantanamo Bay and aboard the USS Sampson - thanked the troops and families of service members overseas.
He offered encouragement when a caller from Virginia wanted to find building blocks under the Christmas tree. Former Fox News host Bill O'Reilly talked about the "war on Christmas" on his show for years, highlighting businesses that opted to say "happy holidays". Despite only negative reporting, we are doing well - nobody is going to beat us.