PBS NewsHour

Why Trump didn't meet Iraqi officials during surprise visit

Clip: 12/26/2018 | 6m 51s Video has closed captioning.

President Trump traveled secretly to Iraq late on Christmas night. But he met with no Iraqi officials during the brief trip, prompting criticism from some Iraqi politicians. Laith Kubba, advisor to the Iraqi prime minister, and special correspondent Jane Ferguson join Nick Schifrin to discuss the visit's "optics," Iraq’s delicate political situation and the challenges of reconstruction.

Aired: 12/26/18

Rating: NR

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