President Trump Makes Surprise Thanksgiving Day Visit to Troops in Afghanistan

President Donald Trump made a surprise trip to visit our troops in Afghanistan on Thanksgiving Day flying from his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida to Bagram airbase in Afghanistan.

Trump visited the airbase to deliver Thanksgiving greetings to the troops in America’s longest-running war action This is Trump’s second visit to a combat zone after he visited troops in Iraq last Christmas.

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During his address, the president said that renewed peace talks may be in the offing.

“We’ll see if they want to make a deal,” the president said. “It’s got to be a real deal, but we’ll see. But they want to make a deal. And they only want to make a deal because you are doing a great job. That is the only reason they want to make a deal. So I want to thank you and I want to thank the Afghan soldiers for — I’ve spoken to a lot of you today and you say they are really fighting hard. I was impressed with that actually. So I want to thank you.”

Trump has always wanted to end American actions in Afghanistan.

Still, the president praised the troops.

“There is nowhere that 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,” Trump said.

He added, “When I took office, if you can believe it almost three years ago, we were very depleted. Our military was depleted in terms of equipment. You see, right? They’re all shaking their heads. We have all those brand-new planes and brand-new helicopters and brand-new ships being built now, brand new powerful submarines.”

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