United States President Donald Trump with Melania Trump in Iraq (Courtesy: Sarah Sanders Twitter)
United States President Donald Trump with Melania Trump in Iraq (Courtesy: Sarah Sanders Twitter)

Trump makes unannounced first trip to Iraq

ANI | Updated: Dec 27, 2018 02:01 IST

Baghdad [Iraq], Dec 27 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump made an unannounced first trip on Wednesday to troops in a combat zone in Iraq as President. Trump was accompanied by the First Lady Melania Trump.
Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders tweeted, "President Trump and the First Lady travelled to Iraq late on Christmas night to visit with our troops and Senior Military leadership to thank them for their service, their success, and their sacrifice and to wish them a Merry Christmas."
The trip came amid the partial government shutdown and a week after Trump decided to pull out troops stationed in Syria and Afghanistan. This also led to the resignation of Defence Secretary Jim Mattis.
According to The New York Times, Trump was expected to make two stops on his post-Christmas trip, delivering a holiday message to the more than 5,000 American forces stationed in Iraq. (ANI)

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