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Ben Shapiro Lauds Trump for ‘Owning with Facts and Knowledge’ on Santa Claus: ‘Well Done’

Michael Morris
By Michael Morris | January 3, 2019 | 12:16 PM EST

Editor-in-Chief of the Daily Wire and host of "The Ben Shapiro Show" Ben Shapiro (Screenshot)

During the after show of his daily Facebook Live video podcast “The Ben Shapiro Show” Wednesday, host and Editor-in-Chief of the Daily Wire Ben Shapiro lauded President Donald Trump for “owning with facts and knowledge” on Santa Claus, stating, “Well done, President Trump.”

“That is some ownership of the libs, right there,” stated Ben Shapiro. “That’s why we elected him. And no one really expected it, right? Because he had ended the war on Christmas, the president. I mean, the president had fought against those assaulting Christmas. No one expected him, like, no one expected him to simply swivel and then blitzkrieg Christmas that way, right? Like, he had already ended the war, and then suddenly he decided to launch his own offensive on Christmas. It was really incredible. So, well done, President Trump for what was a studly display of owning with facts and knowledge.”

Ben Shapiro’s remarks came after President Trump, according to USA Today, “questioned a 7-year-old’s belief in Santa Claus, telling the child it was ‘marginal’ at that age to still think Father Christmas is real.”

Below is a transcript of Ben Shapiro’s comments from “The Ben Shapiro Show”:

Ben Shapiro: “Okay, other things that I like: I would be remiss if I did not mention President Trump’s Christmas.

“So, President Trump had himself a merry little Christmas, and I will admit that I sent this clip to probably 15 people on Christmas Eve, wishing them a Merry Christmas. Why? Because President Trump did phone calls with a bunch of kids who called in to the White House, and one of these kids was a 7-year-old girl, and President Trump asked the 7-year-old girl if she still believes in Santa Claus.

“Here he was. It was great.”

President Donald Trump: “… Well, you just have a good time. Are you still a believer in Santa?

Child: “Yes. [Indiscernible]”

President Trump: “Because at seven it’s marginal, right? …”

Shapiro: “Okay, so, first of all, yes. Yes! So, first of all, it’s great. Owning the libs with certitude and confidence, President Trump. Owning the 7-year-old libs who still believe in Santa Claus, I mean, that is just spectacular stuff.

“‘Do you still believe in Santa Claus? Are you stupid?’ Like, he’s saying it to a 7-year-old. ‘It’s kind of borderline, right?’ What happens if she’s like, ‘Yeah, I still believe in Santa Claus.’ ‘Oh, okay. I’ll just back away slowly. Alright. Where are your parents?’ Pretty spectacular.

“So, now I will admit that I have been in the President Trump side of that phone call before. I’ve done that to people. Like, I did that when I was, I think, four. Like, see, in the Jewish community, we don’t do the Christmas, which means we also don’t do the Santa. And there was a girl who lived across the street named Colleen, and I was friends with her. She was a nice Christian girl, and she and I were the same age. We were probably both three or four years old. And she came over to my house, and she was talking about how Santa was going to bring her lots of presents for Christmas, and I said to her, ‘Santa’s not real.’ And her mom got super pissed and called my parents and wanted to know why I had said that, and my parents were like, ‘Well, is Santa real?’ And she was like, ‘Well, no, but you’re not supposed to tell kids that.’ Like, ‘Well, we didn’t do it. It was our kid.

“In any case, I did that when I was four. I wasn’t 73 when I did that to a 7-year-old. But you gotta love it.

“That is some ownership of the libs, right there. That’s why we elected him. And no one really expected it, right? Because he had ended the war on Christmas, the president. I mean, the president had fought against those assaulting Christmas. No one expected him, like, no one expected him to simply swivel and then blitzkrieg Christmas that way, right? Like, he had already ended the war, and then suddenly he decided to launch his own offensive on Christmas. It was really incredible. So, well done, President Trump for what was a studly display of owning with facts and knowledge.”

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