*From:* "Daprile, Lucas" <xxx@tcpalm.com>
*Date:* December 24, 2017 at 4:36:10 PM EST
*Subject:* *[EXTERNAL] Pool report #5*

President Trump was seared next to the First Lady who both were taking calls in the living room of Mar-a-Lago from children who called NORADs Track Santa program at 4:10 p.m.


The children were not aware they would be talking to the president and were patched through randomly. The press could not hear what the children were saying, but we could hear what the president was saying.

The president was receiving calls both before and after we left.

He told Casper from Virginia (not sure if Casper is a girl or boy)
Trump: What would you like more than anything?
[kid responds. Press cant hear.]
Trump: Building blocks, thats what Ive always liked too. I always loved building blocks...well I predict Santa will bring you building blocks, so many you wont be able to use them all.


He talked to another kid, Brian (unsure of spelling), 5 years old.
So you want your grandma to get out of the hospital? Thats what your wish is? Thats great. Thats better than asking for some toy or something, thats much better, right?

So your grandmas gonna be good,okay, shes gonna be good.

This reporter could not hear what the First Lady said.

Sent from my iPhone

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