President Donald Trump made a surprise visit to Afghanistan to spend time with U.S. troops on Thanksgiving.
Trump arrived at Bagram Air Field shortly after 8:30 p.m. local time and spent more than two-and-a-half hours on the ground. Reporters were under strict instructions to keep the trip a secret to ensure his safety.
The visit comes more than two months after Trump abruptly broke off peace talks with the Taliban after a bombing in Kabul killed 12 people, including an American soldier.
And it comes at a pivotal moment in Trump’s presidency, with the impeachment inquiry moving quickly.
The president and first lady made a similar trip last year to Iraq on Christmas night — their first to an active conflict zone.
Vice President Mike Pence also visited troops in Iraq this week.
Happy Thanksgiving --
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Today is Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28 and the Bills for this web site and radio show will come due in THREE (3) days. Money is coming in very slowly this month - we're only about halfway to the necessary amount and with only 3 days to go to raise the money we're now in SERIOUS trouble . . .
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