Trump Wishes Troops Merry Christmas Via Video Conference

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President Donald Trump's first Christmas Eve in office was a busy one that unfolded like this: tweet against perceived adversaries, cheer USA troops spending the holidays overseas, play golf, chat with children anxious to know when Santa will bring their presents, eat dinner with the family and attend a church service.

It is costing a pro-Trump non-profit $1 million to air a new Trump ad on television that ends with a little girl saying, "Thank you President Trump for letting us say "Merry Christmas" again!"

He showered the most praise on the Coast Guard, which impressed him with its rescue operations during a devastating hurricane season.

It doesn't seem to matter to the group, or Trump, that Merry Christmas was constantly said under President Obama as anyone can see for themselves if they did a quick search of social media or even Google.

"You've done such an incredible job in Texas and Florida and Puerto Rico", Trump said. The Coast Guard saved thousands and thousands of lives. "The Coast Guard saved thousands and thousands of lives, nearly it's unbelievable when I look at the charts, I saw the number of lives you saved", Trump told them.

One boy wanted building blocks.

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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.

McAuliffe is a longtime political ally of Bill and Hillary Clinton.

Despite the approaching holiday, the president has been on a Twitter kick for most of the weekend.

"They show Fake Polls just like they report Fake News".

"I really do believe we're going to have a lot of bipartisan work done, and maybe we start with infrastructure, because I really believe infrastructure can be bipartisan", Trump said Friday.

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