President Trump Makes Surprise Thanksgiving Visit To Troops In Afghanistan
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On Thanksgiving Thursday, President Donald Trump decided to make a surprise visit to Afghanistan to visit our soldiers overseas.
"Trump arrived at Bagram Air Field, the largest U.S. base in Afghanistan, and was expected to be on the ground for roughly 2.5 hours," The Hill reports. "He served turkey to troops in a cafeteria, posed for photos and delivered brief remarks in a hanger."
“It’s a dangerous area and he wants to support the troops,” White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said. “He and Mrs. Trump recognize that there’s a lot of people far away from their families during the holidays and we thought it’d be a nice surprise."
“It’s truly about Thanksgiving and supporting the troops," she added.
During the visit, the President revealed that he expected the Taliban to commit to a ceasefire.
“The Taliban wants to make a deal — we’ll see if they make a deal. If they do they do, and if they don’t they don’t. That's fine,” Trump said.
“The Taliban wants to make a deal and we’re meeting with them and we’re saying it has to be a cease-fire and they didn’t want to do a cease fire and now they do want to do a cease-fire,” he added. “I believe it’ll probably work out that way.”
“We were getting close — and we pulled back because of what they did,” Trump said on Thanksgiving. “It was not a good thing they did with killing the soldier.”
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