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Trump Has 'Powerful Moment' with Soldier Who Came Back to the Military Because of Him

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders shared a “powerful moment” that took place during President Donald Trump’s surprise visit to troops in Iraq.

“Powerful moment – Member of United States Army told the President he came back into the military because of him,” Sanders wrote on Twitter.

She added that Trump then turned to the soldier and said, “And I am here because of you.”

Sanders said that she met with the soldier afterward were he gave her a patch from his arm.

“Incredible,” she added.

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The Washington Examiner reported that while the interaction took place inside the dining hall of the base, Trump relayed to Sanders what the soldier had told him.

The President and first lady made the unannounced trip on Christmas night where he spoke to troops and posed for selfies with the troops for nearly three hours.

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Sanders said that during his visit, he also spoke to military leaders and thanked them “for their service, their success, and their sacrifice,” and wished them Merry Christmas.

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The President also took the time to address the recent decision to withdraw troops from Syria.

Greeted with chants of “USA! USA!,” he told the troops, “We’re no longer the suckers, folks.”

“We’re respected again as a nation,” he added.

Wearing an olive green bomber style jacket, the president continued saying that the ultimate goal of being in Syria was to “strip ISIS of its military strongholds.”

“We’ll be watching ISIS very closely,” Trump continued. “We’ll be watching them very, very closely, the remnants of ISIS.”

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Steven is a former writer for The Western Journal and has written hundreds of stories for both Western Journal and Conservative Tribune. He is a follower of Jesus, husband to an amazing wife and father to two beautiful girls.
Steven is a former writer for the Western Journal and has written dozens of stories for both Western Journal and Conservative Tribune. Steven is a native of Louisiana but has transferred to a remote desert land often referred to as Arizona. He has a beautiful wife and two amazing daughters. You can often find him hiking the Arizona landscape or serving on the worship team at his church.
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Shreveport, LA
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B.S. Church Ministries with a specialization in Church Planting and Revitalization
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