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VIDEO: Trump Surprises Troops In Afghanistan With Thanksgiving Visit

by Paul Goldberg

President Trump made a surprise Thanksgiving day to visit to the troops in Afghanistan and says peace talks with the Taliban have resumed. “The Taliban wants to make a deal… and they only want to make a deal because you’re doing a great job.”

CBS reports 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.

Dan Bongino wrote:

I did the security advance for Pres. Obama’s trip to Afghanistan in 2010 & it’s always an extremely risky & dangerous trip. A big salute to Pres. Trump for showing his deep respect for our warfighters by spending his Thanksgiving with them. God bless America & all who defend Her

President Trump made an unannounced Thanksgiving visit to U.S. troops in Afghanistan, his first trip to the country since becoming president and a week after a prisoner swap between Washington and Kabul that raised hopes for a revival of peace talks.

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