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Donald Trump Makes Surprise Thanksgiving Visit to Afghanistan

Joshua Caplanby Joshua Caplan

President Donald Trump has made a surprise visit to Afghanistan to address U.S. troops on Thanksgiving Thursday.

The president arrived at Bagram Air Field around 8:30 p.m. local time and spent roughly two-and-a-half hours with U.S.troops. The media was under “strict instructions” to keep the visit under wraps for security reasons, CBS News reports.

Daniel Scavino Jr., the White House’s Director of Social Media, tweeted a pair of videos of the president’s arrival at the military base and his introduction for his speech before U.S. troops.

Accompanying President Trump was acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, national security adviser Robert O’Brien, Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY), and White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham.

White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham told reporters that the trip had been weeks in the making.

“It’s a dangerous area and he wants to support the troops,” she said. “He and Mrs. Trump recognize that there’s a lot of people who are away from their families during the holidays and we thought it’d be a nice surprise.”

The surprise trips came after President Trump ended peace talks with the Taliban in response to the terror group’s bombing in Kabul, which took the lives of 12 people, including one U.S. soldier.

Vice President Mike Pence and second lady Karen Pence made a surprise visit last week to address U.S. troops at Al Asad Air Base in western Iraq.

This story is developing. Check Breitbart News for updates.

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