One of Donald Trump’s core campaign promises was rebuilding the U.S. military.
Barack Obama spent eight years trying to weaken America’s fighting forces.
And then Donald Trump had this big surprise for the U.S. military that left jaws on the ground.
Donald Trump surprised the troops in Afghanistan by making a secret Thanksgiving visit to serve the troops a holiday meal.
Trump initially let it be known that he planned to spend Thanksgiving at his Mar-a-Lago resort, but that was just a cover for his real plans.
The Daily Caller reports:
President Donald Trump made a surprise visit to Afghanistan on Thanksgiving, serving a turkey dinner to the American troops stationed overseas.
The trip comes about one year after he made a similar unannounced visit to service-members in Iraq, his first to an active war zone. The president was previously scheduled to be at his Mar-a-Lago resort on Thanksgiving and was expected to merely make a phone call to troops.
Trump landed at Bagram Air Field at 8:33 P.M. local time and served turkey to the troops, posed for photos with them, and gave brief remarks in the hangar, according to the White House print pool. The media and the public were not made aware of the trip prior to the president’s arrival for national security reasons.
“I’ll be talking to you later but right now I want to have some turkey. I’m going to join you for a little lunch,” Trump said after doling out servings of turkey. “We’re also going to shake hands with some of the folks. Thank you very much. What a great job you do. It’s an honor to be here.”
The troops greeted President Trump with thunderous applause and loud chants of “USA! USA! USA!” which gave lie to the recent fake news stories in CNN about the military supposedly souring on Trump because Trump intervened to protect American soldiers wrongly accused of war crimes.
The troops’ reaction shows American men and women on the frontlines of war appreciate the Commander-in-Chief and stand united in defending America.
We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.