A Florida mall Santa Claus is in big trouble for what he said to a child about Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
A man, dressed up as Santa, was removed from his position after telling a 10-year-old girl that the former Secretary of State was on his naughty list at Seminole Towne Center in Sanford, Fla., WKMG-TV reported.
According to the station, the mother posted to Facebook about the incident saying, “She tells Santa what she wants, and then he tells her she’s on the nice list. He then says there’s only one name on the naughty list. ‘Can you guess who?’ My daughter says ‘who?’ And he says Hillary Clinton and then started laughing.”
The girl’s mother who was furious reportedly called mall management to tell them about Santa’s remarks, then contacted the company who employed the specific mall Santa and mall Santas across the United States.
A spokesman for The Noerr Program Inc., Charlie Russell later called the family to apologize and told them that the Santa was sent for HR counseling. He claims the Santa told him he said the comment as a joke.
Santa is a universal symbol of peace, joy and goodwill for all. The Santa mentioned in recent reports in Florida is still employed by us, in a different location.
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Another Santa was greeting children the next night at the mall, according to WKMG.