"Melania and I were honored (sic) to visit our troops at Al Asad Air Base in Iraq". The First Couple were on their way back from an army base in Iraq when they stopped to refuel and meet service members carrying MAGA hats who had waited up until 4am local time.
Trump's trip to US servicemen and women at al-Asad Airbase in western Iraq on Wednesday was unannounced and the subject of extreme security, which is routine for presidential visits to conflict regions.
"We express our rejection to the way that US President Donald Trump visited Iraq, which is not commensurate with diplomatic norms and relations with sovereign states", former prime minister and the current leader of Iraq's Victory Party, Haider al-Abadi, said in a statement. After 15 years of fighting in Iraq, we don't want that nation to turn into a close ally of Iran and become a proxy for Iranian attacks on us and our allies.
"They should be sharing the burden of costs and they're not", the US President said. No other top officials or members of Congress were along. "The United States can not continue to be the policeman of the world", he repeated to reporters, describing a long-term vision of detached isolationism embodied by his controversial decision last week to pull thousands of USA troops from Syria and Afghanistan.
Fifteen years after the 2003 invasion, the USA still has more than 5000 troops in Iraq supporting the government as it continues the fight against remaining pockets of resistance by the Islamic State group.
Still, after defeating IS militants in their last urban bastions a year ago, Iraqi politicians and militia leaders are speaking out against the continued presence of USA forces on Iraqi soil. On the one hand, he still wants to demonstrate the intention to abandon the role of global policeman with the subsequent mission where American blood is spilt for the sake of a country, about which a lot of them can't find on a map.
Sanders emphasised that President Trump and the prime minister had a good call and that Trump invited the prime minister to visit the White House and the prime minister accepted.
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The Iraq trip provided some distraction from a rising tide of domestic political problems, including a government shutdown caused by Trump's row with the US Congress over funding for a US-Mexico border wall.
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"The decision to withdraw U.S. troops belongs to the will of the people and its parliament; the resistance will force the United States to withdraw its troops from Iraq", the group's spokesman Jafar al-Hussaini told al-Mayadeen. Sadr has called for curbing U.S. and Iranian involvement in Iraqi affairs.
Shiite movement Harakat al-Nujaba said the presence of United States forces in Iraq was a "violation of the country´s sovereignty" and it was "now the duty of the government to expel American forces".
Mr Trump's trip to Iraq offered an opportunity for the commander in chief to defend his policy.
While highlighting the military and financial roles he said Turkey and Saudi Arabia had agreed to play in Syria, Trump also told journalists that "we may go back and help".
President George W. Bush made multiple visits to Iraq through which he gained a deeper understanding of the challenges we faced there. "We won", Trump said in a video message on Twitter.
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