This is a great story.
It illustrates something that the left just doesn’t seem to understand about Trump.
He genuinely likes and admires the men and women who serve in the American military. It’s so clear when you watch the way he interacts with them.
He surprised American troops in Afghanistan by visiting them on Thanksgiving. It was a great thing for him to do.
NBC News reports:
Trump makes surprise Thanksgiving visit to Afghanistan
President Trump showed up in Afghanistan on Thursday for a surprise Thanksgiving visit with troops engaged in America’s longest-ever military conflict. Mr. Trump arrived at Bagram Air Field shortly after 8:30 p.m. local time and spent more than two-and-a-half hours on the ground, speaking to troops and meeting with Afghanistan’s president.
Reporters were under strict instructions to keep the trip a secret to ensure his safety. Mr. Trump’s public schedule said he would be at Mar-a-Lago to host a videoconference call with troops. It’s his first trip to the country as president. While in Afghanistan, Mr. Trump said he hopes to bring the number of troops in Afghanistan down to 8,600 from the current 14,000.
In a meeting with Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani, the president confirmed to reporters talks have restarted with the Taliban…
During his whirlwind trip, the president served turkey to troops. Military personnel told reporters on the ground there were roughly 500 troops in the rooms where the president went.
“There’s nowhere I’d rather celebrate this Thanksgiving than right here with the toughest, strongest, best and bravest warriors on the face of the earth – you are indeed that,” the president told the troops.
Watch the video below:
HAPPY THANKSGIVING! pic.twitter.com/7SGZnHindW
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 28, 2019
He even helped serve meals:
— The Hill (@thehill) November 28, 2019
Here’s a longer video with Trump’s remarks:
This was a great thing to do.
It’s no wonder our men and women in uniform like him so much.