PBS NewsHour

Trump makes surprise visit to U.S. troops in Iraq

Clip: 12/26/2018 | 2m 26s | Video has closed captioning.

President Trump and the first lady have come and gone from Iraq, after a surprise post-Christmas visit to greet U.S. troops stationed there. The president spent about three hours on the ground, meeting with commanders and posing for photos with troops. He reiterated his belief that ISIS has been defeated and said “we are fighting in areas where we shouldn't be fighting.” Nick Schifrin reports.

Aired: 12/26/18

Rating: NR

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