President Trump Addresses The Troops After Making A Surprise Thanksgiving Visit In Afghanistan: “There Is Nowhere That I’d Rather Celebrate”

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The Commander in Chief made an unannounced surprise visit to Afghanistan on Thanksgiving Day to meet with U.S. troops to show America’s appreciation and gratitude. He arrived shortly after 8:30 p.m. local time and spent more than two-and-a-half hours on the ground. Reporters were under strict instructions to keep the trip a secret to ensure his safety.

The President flew 13 hours from Florida to Bahram Airfield in Afghanistan. This is the Commander in Chief’s second visit to a combat zone. He previously visited troops in Iraq the day after Christmas in 2018.

“There’s nowhere I’d rather celebrate this Thanksgiving than with the toughest, strongest, best and bravest warriors on the face of the earth. You are indeed that,” the Commander in Cheif expressed to the troops in Afghanistan.”

The President noted when he took office three years ago, the military was depleted but has since rebuilt and updated much-needed equipment, including planes, ships, helicopters, submarines and more. “Nobody beats our great Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Gaurd, Maries, and we think soon we’re gonna be adding a thing called space. You know about that right? Space,” he expressed to a cheering crowd of soldiers.

In his address to the troops, the President also announced renewed peace talks between the United States and the Taliban, revealing that the Taliban wants to make a deal. “We’ll see if they want to make a deal, “he 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.”

The President also humbly served Thanksgiving dinner to the troops during his surprise visit to Afghanistan. (Videos below)

Dan Scavino posted a video of President Trump taking pictures with the Commander in Chief in Afghanistan.

United States Army General and the 20th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley introduces President Trump at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan:

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President Trump talking with the troops:

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