West Wing Reads Trump Surprises Troops in Afghanistan on Thanksgiving
Trump Surprises Troops in Afghanistan on Thanksgiving
“President Trump surprised American troops in Afghanistan on Thanksgiving after leaving his Florida residence overnight,” Mike Brest reports for the Washington Examiner. “He visited Bagram Air Base on Thursday, delivering Thanksgiving greetings to U.S. troops deployed there in America’s longest-running war. This is Trump’s second visit to a combat zone. He previously visited troops in Iraq the day after Christmas in 2018.”
During his address to the troops, the President announced renewed peace talks between America and the Taliban, saying the Taliban wants “to make a deal.”
“House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says Democrats are trying to remove President Trump from office ‘prayerfully,’ and ‘sadly,’ and ‘with a heavy heart.’ In fact, as anyone who has been watching knows, many Democrats have been itching to impeach Trump since the day he took office,” Byron York writes in the Washington Examiner.
For the first time in at least 70 years, the United States posted a full month as a net petroleum exporter. “The U.S. solidified its status as an energy producer by posting the first full month as a net exporter of crude and petroleum products since government records began in 1949,” Stephen Cunningham writes for Bloomberg.
“President Trump said he and First Lady Melania Trump are mourning the ‘lives lost’ on World AIDS Day and reiterated his commitment that the scourge would be eliminated in a decade,” Mark Moore reports for the New York Post.