With the media constantly harping on the nations’ Commander-in-Chief about NOT making the traditional visit to his troops…and Defense Sec Jim Mattis , who is popular with the troops , getting kicked out?
Donald Trump and his wife Melania, all the sudden, show up in Iraq today….
President Trump and first lady Melania Trump made an unannounced visit to American troops serving in Iraq late on Christmas night, Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said Wednesday.
Why it matters: This is Trump’s first visit to a war zone as president, 23 months after he took office. It comes just one week after Trump announced he would be withdrawing U.S. troops from Syria and that the Islamic State’s territorial caliphate had been defeated, prompting Defense Secretary James Mattis and anti-ISIS envoy Brett McGurk to resign in protest.