TRUE LEADER: Military Goes Wild As President Trump Makes Surprise Visit To Iraq

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Military Times had more on the Presidential visit:

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump made a surprise visit to Iraq Wednesday, his first trip overseas to visit troops in a conflict zone since taking office.

The president landed at Al-Asad Air Base and took photos with troops there.

The visit comes just days after Trump announced he would withdraw all of the estimated 2,200 U.S. forces deployed in Syria. That decision was part of the reason behind the high-profile resignation of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis last week.

During the visit, Trump defended his Syria decision, telling troops that the U.S. presence in Syria was never to be “open-ended,” and that Turkey has agreed to eliminate remnants of Islamic State fighters still remaining in the country.

Trump also said other nations must increase their financial commitments to rebuild Syria.

“The nations of the region must step up and take more responsibility for their future,” Trump told the assembled troops, and added there would be a “strong, deliberate and orderly withdrawal” of U.S. forces from Syria.

Trump also told the forces assembled at the air base west of Baghdad that he had no plans to withdraw forces from Iraq.


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And more, from Fox News:

President Trump and first lady Melania Trump appeared in Iraq on Wednesday for a surprise visit with troops and senior military leadership at Al Asad Air Base. There, he said it's because of U.S. military gains against the Islamic State terror group that he can withdraw 2,000 forces from Syria.

"We're no longer the suckers, folks," Trump told service members at the base, which is situated in western Iraq. "We're respected again as a nation."

During his first visit to the troubled region, Trump also said he has "no plans at all" to remove any of the 5,000 U.S. troops from that country.

Trump's visit — which is also his first to a combat zone as commander in chief — comes on the heels of his announcement about pulling troops out of Syria, and the rumored removal of thousands of troops in Afghanistan.

President Trump and the first lady during a hangar rally at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, Wednesday. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Trump said the U.S. mission in Syria was to strip the Islamic State (ISIS) of its military strongholds — not to be a nation builder. He said that's a job that should be shouldered by other rich nations — reiterating his America First policies and an ideology that challenges America's roles as global cop.

"I made it clear from the beginning that our mission in Syria was to strip ISIS of its military strongholds," Trump told troop Al Asad Air Base. west of Baghdad.

The president said the U.S. presence in Syria was never to be "open-ended," and that Turkey has agreed to eliminate ISIS remnants.

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