SANFORD - A Santa Claus in a Sanford mall in Seminole County has been relieved of his duties after he told a child Hillary Clinton was on his naughty list.
News 6 WKMG says a mother took her children to the Seminole Towne Center Tuesday to see Santa Claus. The mother says when her 10-year-old talked to Santa, he told her she was on the nice list. She said he then asked her, "Do you know who is on my naughty list? Hillary Clinton." The girl said she laughed.
After the incident, the mother called management and a representative told News 6 they called the company that hired the Santa.
After investigating, News 6 found the company, The Noerr Program, Inc., hires Santas to malls across the United States. The Santa who allegedly the comment said he thought it was a joke, but when the mother called corporate, they removed the Santa from the mall floor. The spokesperson apologized to the family.
A replacement Santa was found the next day.
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