Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Trump And Melania Quietly Visit U.S. Troops In Iraq

Trump And Melania Quietly Visit U.S. Troops In Iraq. President Donald Trump and wife made a surprise boxing day, Christmas, visit to U.S. troops in Iraq on Wednesday. This his first trip to a conflict zone nearly two years into his presidency and days after announcing a pullout of American troops from neighboring Syria.

Air Force One touched down at the Al Asad Air Base west of Baghdad after an overnight flight from Washington with first lady Melania Trump, a small group of aides and Secret Service agents, and a pool of reporters. He stayed for a little more than three hours.

Trump has drawn fire from some in the U.S. military for not having visited U.S. troops in conflict zones since taking office in January 2017, particularly after he canceled a trip to a World War One cemetery in France last month due to rain.

Source and Photo Credit: Reuters

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