Biden calls NORAD and updates children on Santa’s progress across the globe

President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden speak with the NORAD Tracks Santa Operations Center on Friday, December 24, 2021.

President Joe Biden made a Christmas Eve call to North American Aerospace Defense Command on Friday at the White House, updating children on Santa’s progress across the globe as part of what NORAD Commander Gen. Glen VanHerck on the call called “DOD’s largest outreach program.”

The first call was plagued by poor reception. Caleb, aged 9, hailing from Washington, told Biden he wanted a horse, prompting first lady Jill Biden to remark, “How is Santa gonna get a horse in his sleigh?”

Father Jared called in next on behalf of his four children Griffin, Hunter, Piper and Penelope. Biden told Jared, “You know, Dad, we have a Hunter too. We have a son named Hunter and a grandson named Hunter.”

Son Griffin told Biden he wanted a piano for Christmas, while Hunter requested a Nintendo Switch and Piper wanted a Barbie. Penelope, age 2, was too young to make any requests. Closing the call, the father told the Bidens, “I hope you guys have a wonderful Christmas as well, Merry Christmas and let’s go Brandon,” a remark that has entered the slang lexicon as way of saying, “F*** Joe Biden.”