White House press secretary Sarah Sanders punched back hard on Thursday after CNN went after active duty service members for asking President Donald Trump to sign their MAGA hats during the president's unannounced trip to Iraq.
“CNN will attack anyone who supports President Trump, including the brave men and women of our military who fight everyday to protect our freedom,” Sanders tweeted.
She quote tweeted one of CNN’s tweets about the so-called controversy to make sure they saw it.
CNN’s headline reads: “Troops bringing President Trump ‘Make America Great Again’ hats to sign may have violated a military rule.”
Does it get any less classy than bashing America’s military heroes?
“Video footage and the written report of Trump's visit with service members in Iraq showed the President signing ‘Make America Great Again’ hats and an embroidered patch that read ‘Trump 2020,’” CNN reported.
The report added: “A US military official told CNN the MAGA hats that Trump signed at the Ramstein Air Base event in Germany were personal and brought there by military personnel in hopes of getting an autograph. The official contended that it was not a campaign event and that the hats were used as support for Trump, not as a statement of political support.”
Whether CNN likes it or not, President Trump is the commander in chief and members of the military showing him support is not a “scandal.” He is their leader and they treated him as such.
Service member in Iraq erupted in cheers when Trump entered the room. The room soon joined together in chants of "USA! USA! USA!"
Hours before Trump was spotted visiting military heroes in Iraq, the media falsely reported that Trump is the first president to not visit troops during Christmastime.