Trump's Christmas wish: 'We've got prosperity. Now we want peace'

U.S. President Donald Trump participates in a Christmas Eve video teleconference with members of the military at Mar-a Lago estate in Palm Beach Florida

Trump's Christmas wish: 'We've got prosperity. Now we want peace'

Trump also released a brief video in which first lady Melania Trump joined him to "wish America and the entire world a very Merry Christmas".

Another asked the President what he would like for Christmas.

During the conversation Trump thanked the members of the military for their service and their families for the sacrifice.

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"At this time of year, we see the best of America and the soul of the American people", Melania TrumpMelania TrumpMelania Trump and Karen Pence visit Whataburger in Texas Melania Trump, Karen Pence to travel to Texas Melania rips report she didn't want to be first lady MORE says in the video.

Trump and his wife spoke with kids on separate telephones as they sat in chairs on opposite sides of a Christmas tree in the living room of the President's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.

Trump reportedly told a caller from MS that the state is "great" and added that, "Santa is going to treat you very well". "Your families have been tremendous, always under-appreciated, the military families", he said.

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"As we celebrate this most precious holiday, we're grateful for each of you who spend this Christmas away from our families and defend all of our families, our freedom and our flag", Trump said via teleconference from Florida, notes the New York Post.

"Every American heart is thankful to you and we are asking God to watch over you and to watch over your families", Trump said. Former Fox News host Bill O'Reilly talked about the "war on Christmas" on his show for years, highlighting businesses that opted to say "happy holidays".

This year, the program which is run by United States and Canadian militaries, entered 62nd year, according to the reports.

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