President Trump made a visit to U.S. troops in Iraq without their knowledge in an effort to show his support over the holidays. The visit was not announced and it came despite the discussion over Trump’s plans to withdraw military forces from the Middle East, in addition to the government shut down over the border wall.
Troops who were unable to see their families over the holiday found great joy in the president’s visit. “We had no idea,” stated one officer on Trump’s visit. “It was such a welcomed surprise and it made us feel pretty special,” she continued.
“President Trump and the First Lady traveled to Iraq late on Christmas night to visit with our troops and to thank them for their service, their success, and their sacrifice and to wish them a Merry Christmas,” Sarah Sanders shared on Twitter.