“There is nowhere I’d rather celebrate this Thanksgiving than right here, with the toughest, strongest, best and bravest warriors on the face of the earth,” President Trump said.
What could possibly explain American Patriotism more than US Troops overseas in chants of USA USA USA as President Trump makes a surprise visit to Afghanistan, Thanksgiving 2019 to celebrate and have dinner with our heroes. As is fairly normal with a presidential visit to a battlefield zone, travel plans were held secret to just the inner circle to insure safety and security.
President Trump arrived at Bagram airbase on his first trip to the war-torn country, where he also met Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. “The Taliban want to make a deal,” President Trump told the troops. 13,000 US troops still remain in Afghanistan in America’s oldest war, some 18 years after the US intervention as a result of the September 11, 2001 attacks.
“We’re meeting with the Taliban and we say it has to be a ceasefire and they didn’t want to do a ceasefire and now they want to do a ceasefire,” explained the President. “I believe it will probably work out that way.”
There was something seemingly odd about a President who came across confident and in command, as his critics deliberate on a historical impeachment trial back home. You have to wonder how his critics see all of this. They can’t be too happy to see the optics of a President who loves his troops, and troops who love their Commander in Chief.