By The Daily Caller. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders shared details of a “powerful” moment between President Donald Trump and a U.S. soldier in Iraq on Wednesday. . .
According to Sanders, the young Army member rejoined the military because of President Donald Trump’s election.
Trump allegedly replied, “And I am here because of you.” (Read more from “Sarah Sanders Reveals Touching Moment With U.S. Soldier — His Reason for Joining Army Will Give You Chills” HERE)
Powerful: U.S. Soldier Tells Trump He Returned to Serve in the Military Because of Him
By Washington Examiner. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders on Wednesday shared behind-the-scenes images of President Trump’s first visit to a war zone as commander in chief, including one memorable exchange with a soldier.
“Powerful moment – Member of United States Army told the President he came back into the military because of him. And President Trump responded, ‘And I am here because of you,'” Sanders tweeted of Trump’s trip to Iraq. “I met him after and he gave me the patch from his arm. Incredible.” . . .
Powerful moment – Member of United States Army told the President he came back into the military because of him. And President Trump responded, “And I am here because of you.” I met him after and he gave me the patch from his arm. Incredible. #TrumpTroopsVisit pic.twitter.com/WmQf3b2K8X
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) December 26, 2018
Trump’s Middle East travels comes after he had been widely criticized for being the first president since 2002 not to spend time with military personnel during the holiday season. It also followed his announcement last week that he intended to withdraw troops from neighboring Syria and nearby Afghanistan. (Read more from “Powerful: U.S. Soldier Tells Trump He Returned to Serve in the Military Because of Him” HERE)
Trump Visits U.S. Troops in Iraq for First Trip to a Conflict Zone
By The Washington Post. President Trump greeted U.S. troops on an unannounced trip Wednesday to Iraq, where he defended his decision to withdraw forces from neighboring Syria and declared that the Islamic State is “very nearly defeated” while making his first visit to a conflict zone as commander in chief. . .
After months of public pressure for him to spend time with troops deployed to conflicts in the Middle East and Central Asia, Trump touched down at the joint U.S.-Iraqi base west of Baghdad after a secret flight from Washington.
Accompanied by first lady Melania Trump, the president sounded a triumphant note as he addressed U.S. service members on the day after Christmas. “We’re no longer the suckers, folks,” he said. And he warned that he was committed to withdrawing troops from foreign wars even when his administration’s experts object. (Read more from “Trump Visits U.S. Troops in Iraq for First Trip to a Conflict Zone” HERE)