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Trump Iraq Military Troop Visit Shocks Media

President Trump and First Lady Melania made a surprise trip to visit U.S. troops in Iraq that shocked the media.

Prior to the trip, news outlets were criticizing the president for not making a holiday visit to see troops stationed overseas.

NBC News reports:

On Christmas Day, President Donald Trump took part in a long-running practice of presidents who called troops stationed around the country and the world.

But he broke from a recent tradition of actually visiting troops and wounded warriors. He did so in 2017, when he visited wounded troops at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Dec. 21 (and invited Coast Guard service members to play golf at his course in West Palm Beach, Florida).

By staying home on Tuesday, Trump became the first president since 2002 who didn’t visit military personnel around Christmastime.

Ooops! NBC News got caught by surprise when news broke of President Trump and Melania’s surprise visit to Iraq.

NBC News updated the initial story with a correction.

Editor’s note: On Wednesday, a day after this article was published, President Trump made a surprise visit to Iraq to greet U.S. troops. It was his first presidential visit to a combat zone.

NBC News was not the only news organization critical of the president.

“Trump Breaks Tradition, Doesn’t Visit Troops for Christmas” – The Daily Beast


The military in Iraq warmly greeted the president and First Lady.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders shared videos and pictures on Twitter:

Despite the visit, some in the media still found a way to slam President Trump.

Samantha Vinograd, a national security analyst for CNN, criticized the president.

The Hill reports.

CNN political analyst and former Obama national security veteran Sam Vinograd slammed President Trump on Wednesday for appearing to have “confused” his unannounced visit with troops in Iraq “with a campaign rally.”

“Well, Jim, he can certainly check the box that he physically made it to Iraq, but what he actually did on the ground while he was there is just as important,” Vinograd, who served as the Director of Iraq in former President Obama’s National Security Council, told CNN’s Jim Acosta

President Trump’s visit exposed the anti-Trump bias of the media – whatever he does or says is wrong.

Tom Borelli

Dr. Tom Borelli is a Newsmax TV contributor and radio commentator addressing political issues from a conservative grassroots perspective. As a columnist, he has written for The Washington Times and authored articles for Newsmax Magazine, Newsmax Insider and previously was a co-host with his wife Deneen Borelli on the SiriusXM Patriot channel. Dr. Borelli appeared on numerous television programs, including the highly ranked Fox News Channel’s “The O’Reilly Factor,” “Hannity,” “The Kelly File," and "America’s News Headquarters." He has also appeared on Fox Business Network’s “Making Money with Charles Payne” and “After the Bell” as well as TheBlaze TV’s "The Glenn Beck Program" and "Dana!" Prior to working for public policy organizations, Dr. Borelli was a managing partner with the investment advisory firm of Action Fund Management, LLC and a portfolio manager for the Free Enterprise Action Fund (FEAF) where he used shareholder activism to challenge corporations that sought to profit from the growth of government. During his 25 years with the Altria Group, Inc., he built a foundation in public policy and issues management, drawing from diverse experiences ranging from basic research to corporate affairs. Dr. Borelli served as science fellow for the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Science, Space, and Technology during the 100th Congress. Dr. Borelli has also published scientific papers on interferon and human leukemia.

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