By Maureen Mackey | November 28, 2019
In a gesture of generosity and gratitude, President Donald Trump on Thursday made an unannounced trip to Afghanistan to visit and spend time with American troops on Thanksgiving Day.
The trip was the president’s first to the country.
Start receiving the latest news from American patriot and former Navy SEAL Carl Higbie.
The visit occurred almost a year after Trump made a surprise visit to our troops stationed in Iraq — his first to a combat zone since he took office.
Some 13,000 or so U.S. personnel are still stationed in Afghanistan to train, advise and assist local forces under a NATO mission and to conduct counterterrorism operations, according to reports.
Trump said this past summer that he aimed to reduce that number.
The top U.S. general in Afghanistan said last month the total number of troops in the country had decreased by around 2,000 people, NBC News noted.
See these tweets about President’s Trump surprise trip on Thursday — and share your own thoughts.
President Trump made an unannounced trip to Afghanistan to visit our troops
No photo ops
Just there to support our brave men and women in uniform
I’m thankful for our troops today and I’m thankful for a president who is too
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) November 28, 2019
This piece originally appeared in LifeZette and is used by permission.
The opinions expressed by contributors and/or content partners are their own and do not necessarily reflect the views of Carl Higbie. Contact us for guidelines on submitting your own commentary.