President Donald Trump made a surprise visit to American troops in Iraq on Wednesday, his first trip to an active combat zone since he took office. The President was joined by first lady Melania Trump, and spent three hours on the ground with U.S. forces and met with the U.S. ambassador and commanders on the ground.  

President Trump said on Wednesday that he had “no plans at all” to remove U.S. forces from Iraq, while defending his decision to bring them home from Syria. “I think a lot of people are going to come around to my way of thinking. It’s time for us to start using our head,” Trump said at the Al-Asad Air Base west of Baghdad.

President Trump makes surprise trip to visit U.S. troops in Iraq


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