nearvideo President Trump greets U.S. troops stationed in Ramstein Air Base in Germany
President Trump has his second unannounced visit to the U.S. troops abroad on Wednesday, according to reports.
On his way back from the meeting troops in Iraq, Trump stopped at Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany to refuel and met with service members.
Trump slowly making his way down a rope line at the German base, shaking hands, signing autographs, chatting and posing for selfies. Some of the service members held the “Make America Great Again” caps write for Trump.
The President’s previous visit to a base in Western Iraq, about 100 kilometers West of Baghdad, was his first U.S. forces in harm’s way overseas.
He said it’s because of US military successes against the Islamic state terror group, he can withdraw than 2,000 forces from Syria. Trump said the US mission in Syria was to strip ISIS, and their military strongholds — not a nation builder. He said that a job should be the shoulders of other rich Nations, reiterated his America-First policies and ideology that challenges America’s role as a global policeman.
Trump met with US diplomats and senior military leaders and the troops wanted to have a good holiday.
On Trump guide trump-press meet with high-ranking military Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, said: “The generals, and President of the Trump came up with a powerful plan that will allow us to continue our path to total victory. The people see results in a short period of time.”
Asked whether the “total victory” referred to the Islamic state group, she said, “It certainly has to do with it.”
Aboard Air Force One, Sanders told reporters that Iraq’s Prime Minister had visited at the invitation of Trump at the White house.
The two leaders spoke by telephone. You don’t meet, when Trump was in Iraq.
The White house said, the security concerns and the short notice of the trip prevented Trump from meeting with Adel Abdul-Mahdi.
Abdul-Mahdi’s office said in a statement that “the different points of view about the arrangements” prevented the two from meeting face-to-face, but they discussed issues of security and Trump, the order to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria on the phone.
Trump’s visit is not without local opposition.
The head of a powerful Iraqi militia, enjoys to expel the backing from Iran threatens US forces from Iraq in accordance with the unannounced visit.
Qais Khazali, leader of Asaib Ahl al-Haq militia, promised on Twitter that Iraq would be the Parliament’s vote to expel the U.S. troops from Iraq, or of the militia, and the other force, by “other means”.
Khazali is an outspoken opponent of the United States, which rose to prominence as one of the market leaders in the Shiite uprising against the US occupation. He was arrested, the British and US forces in Iraq from 2007 to 2010.
Asaib Ahl al-Haq is represented in the Iraqi Parliament by the Binaa Block, one of the two rival coalitions, which together control almost all of the seats in the legislative body.
Similarly, the head of one of the two major blocks in Iraq, denounced the Parliament, Trump’s unannounced visit, called it a “blatant violation of Iraqi sovereignty.”
Iraq’s government has in the vicinity of the military and the diplomatic relations with Washington, although only a few parties want to be seen as too close to the United States
The Islah bloc is representing closer to the USA than the rival Binaa bloc, which has close relations with Iran.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.