White House press secretary Sarah Sanders on Wednesday revealed the powerful, private moment President Donald Trump shared with an active duty member of the U.S. Army in Iraq.
“Powerful moment - Member of United States Army told the President he came back into the military because of him,” Sanders tweeted. “And President Trump responded, ‘And I am here because of you.’”
The same soldier later met with Sanders and he gave her the military patch from his arm. She was honored.
“I met him after and he gave me the patch from his arm. Incredible.”
President Trump received a hero’s welcome from troops in Iraq over the Christmas holiday. The service members chanted “USA! USA! USA!” as the commander in chief entered the room.
This all happened after the media falsely reported that Trump is the first president since 2002 to refuse to visit the troops during Christmas time. The media was humiliated after videos soon surfaced of Trump meeting with military heroes in Iraq.
“President Trump and the First Lady traveled to Iraq late on Christmas night to visit with our troops and Senior Military leadership to thank them for their service, their success, and their sacrifice and to wish them a Merry Christmas,” Sanders tweeted on Wednesday.
After the first attack on Trump failed, CNN decided to criticize the troops for asking President Trump to sign their MAGA gear during his trip, claiming it could be considered political activity.
“The question is if they brought them or if the president brought them. What commander allowed that to really happen because this is very much against military policy and regulation,” one CNN reporter said. “Troops are not supposed to be involved in political activities,” she added.
Former Obama official John Kirby claimed it was “completely inappropriate” for the troops to ask Trump for autographs.
And they wonder why Trump calls them the “Fake News Media.”