President Trump surprised everyone after landing in Iraq Wednesday for an unannounced Christmas Day visit with troops stationed at the Al Asad Air Base in Iraq.

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The president delivered a fiery speech to service members touting his administration’s various accomplishments, and posed with several soldiers for pictures.

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According to Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, one service member told the president he joined the Army because of Trump.

“And I am here because of you,” the president reportedly stated.

The trip, President Trump told members of the press, was kept secret over security concerns.

“I had concerns about the institution of the presidency. Not for myself personally. I had concerns for the First Lady, I will tell you,” Trump said.

“Pretty sad when you spend $7 trillion in the Middle East, and going in has to be under this massive cover with planes all over and all of the greatest equipment in the world, and you do everything to get in safely,” he added.

Despite recently attacking him for not visiting soldiers weeks ago, the mainstream media refused to portray Trump’s Wednesday trip in a positive light, with CNN characterizing Trump as “the Grinch” who “stole Christmas” from troops.

CNN also attempted to claim President Trump’s signing of soldiers’ MAGA hats “may have run afoul of military rules.”

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Meanwhile, the leftist Washington Post was blasted for publishing an overwhelmingly negative story about the president’s visit.

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After Iraq, the president and First Lady headed to Ramstein Air Base in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany to meet with more troops.



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