President Trump thanked members of the military stationed abroad in Afghanistan and elsewhere for their service during the Thanksgiving holiday and said he observes their courage on the evening “news.”
“You are doing an incredible job,” Trump said in a teleconference from his sunny Mar-a-Lago estate.
”A lot of progress has been made and your courage truly inspires us all. We know what you are doing. We watch it. Oftentimes, we are watching it every night during the news, and we know it is dangerous, and we also know that you have an unbelievable impact.”
Facing mounting pressure of his treatment of military, Trump phoned commanding officers from all five branches of the military stationed at various posts worldwide, including Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan and the USS Ronald Reagan which is currently in Hong Kong.
He suggested he may be visiting a war zone for the first time, like his predecessors Presidents Obama and George W. Bush.“I’ll see you back when you are in the United States,” Trump told the military members, “or maybe I’ll even see you over there, you never know what’s going to happen.”