The U.S. president came to greet his troops on Thanksgiving. He took the opportunity to meet his Afghan counterpart
On this long Thanksgiving weekend in the United States, Donald Trump was able to create the event. The US president announced Thursday during a surprise visit to Afghanistan that negotiations with the Taliban, which were halted in September, had resumed. The president’s trip, his first in the country, had been kept secret until after his landing, for security reasons.
“The Taliban want a deal, and we meet them. We tell them we need a ceasefire, they didn’t want a ceasefire, and now they want a ceasefire,” he said after a meeting with his counterpart, President Ashraf Ghani, at the Us base in Bagram. “I think it’s probably going to work that way,” he predicted. “We will stay until we have an agreement or until we have a total victory, and they really want to reach an agreement,” the White House tenant said.
The president left in secret from Florida on Wednesday night, and the news of the trip was not made public until after his arrival. Along with the American soldiers for what is the largest traditional American holiday, the American commander-in-chief posed for photos and served the turkey, before addressing them in a large hangar.
We traveled 8,331 miles to be here tonight for one reason only: to tell you in person that thanksgiving is a special Thanksgiving, everything is fine, our country is stronger economically than it has ever been,” Donald Trump said. This visit of a few hours shows one thing: he remains campaigning for the 2020 U.S. presidential election, even abroad.