Trump is visiting Afghanistan on Thanksgiving – First time in Afghanistan
He visited Bagram Airfield and served turkey to soldiers. Then he met Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.
In his speech to troops, he said that the US is arranging talks with the Taliban by saying “wants to make a deal”.
Mr. Trump also said the US was substantially reducing troop numbers this year. Because around13,000 US troops remain in Afghanistan for 18 years. They were there since the September 2001 attacks.
This trip was arranged secretly for security reasons. He was very excited to visit troops as he said, “There is nowhere I’d rather celebrate this Thanksgiving than right here. With the toughest, strongest, best and bravest warriors on the face of the earth”.
Also, he sat down to eat Thanksgiving dinner with them before posing for photos.
But this visit is not a sign of his interest in the region but, he was there for his soldiers. This war is h
olding the title of “America’s longest war”. According to the commander-in-chiefs states he wants his troops home and not trapped in seemingly endless conflicts like the one in Afghanistan.