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Since 1955, the President traditionally takes calls from children each year to find out where Santa is on Christmas Eve.
Not this year.
Biden’s handlers must have been too worried about his constant gaffes or perhaps a repeat of the “Let’s Go Brandon” call last Christmas when the Bidens took NORAD Christmas phone calls from families at the White House.
One dad closed out his call with a cheery “Let’s go Brandon!”, a phrase that has become a euphemism for the profane protest chant “F*** Joe Biden.”
Joe Biden to dad named Jared: “I hope you have a wonderful Christmas.”
Jared: “Yeah, I hope you guys have a wonderful Christmas as well. Merry Christmas, and Let’s go Brandon!
This year, Jill Biden was once again standing in for her mentally challenged husband.
It’s almost time to set out the cookies and get the reindeers’ carrots ready — @NORADCommand just said Santa is on his way to your neighborhood! pic.twitter.com/mr307lTCr9
— Jill Biden (@FLOTUS) December 25, 2022
Joe Biden declined to take phone calls from children about Santa’s whereabouts on Christmas Eve – something the president has traditionally done in recent years.
Instead, First Lady Dr. Jill Biden could be seen picking up the phone while sitting in front of a Christmas tree on Christmas Eve.
‘It’s almost time to set out the cookies and get the reindeers’ carrots ready — NORAD Command just said Santa is on his way to your neighborhood!’ she tweeted on Saturday evening.
There was no explanation from the White House as to why the 71-year-old first lady was the one making the calls rather than her 80-year-old husband, however during last year’s event there was an awkward exchange when one parent used the phonecall to insult the commander-in-chief.
Biden – who at 80 is the oldest president in history – has also faced questions about whether he is mentally-fit for office after a series of gaffes.