Vice president Mike Pence made a surprise visit Thursday to Afghanistan. The trip was taken under heavy scrutiny and extreme secrecy. Before the trip Trump gives Mike Pence a powerful message to give to the troops.
Before taking off from the White House yesterday, Vice President Pence asked President Trump if there was any message he wanted to give the troops. Here is how the conversation went:
Before I left the White House yesterday, I asked Trump if he had a message for our troops here in Afghanistan. And he looked at me and said, “Tell them I love them.”
Mike Pence came through.
Watch the video:
— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) December 21, 2017
Per Daily Caller:
The visit was the first for Trump or Pence to the war-torn country. Pence is visiting after the administration rolled out it’s new Afghanistan policy, “fight to win.”
Pence met with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to discus security concerns and the Taliban. Then Pence traveled to Bagram Air Field, there hundreds of members of the armed forces were gathered in a hangar, waiting. Pence joined Gen. John Nicholson, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, onstage for a rally.
While speaking to the troops, Pence focused on providing encouragement to the troops as well as containing the Taliban and al-Qaida in the area. Pence put an emphasis on “winning” and abandoning the Obama “time-based” approach.
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It’s great to see the Trump administration paying tribute to the troops, especially around the holidays.