President Trump made his second unannounced visit to US troops overseas on Wednesday, reports said.
On his return from a troop visit to Iraq, Trump stopped at the Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany to refuel and met members of the service there.
Trump walked slowly along a German rope line, shook his hand, gave autographs, chatted and chatted for selfies. Some members of the military service held up the caps for "Make America Great Again," which Trump should sign.
The President's previous visit to a base in western Iraq, about 100 miles west of Baghdad, was his first assignment for US forces in danger overseas. 1
Trump met with US diplomats and high-ranking military leaders and wished the troops happy holidays. 19659003] At Trump's meeting with high-ranking military leaders, Sarah Trump's Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, said: "The generals and President Trump had a powerful plan that would allow us to continue on our path to total victory. People will see results in a short time. "
Asked if" total victory "came from the Islamic State group, she said," That certainly has something to do with it.
Aboard Air Force One, Sanders Reporter reported that the Iraqi Prime Minister had accepted Trump's invitation to visit the White House.
The two leaders spoke over the phone. They did not meet when Trump was in Iraq.
The White House said security concerns were affected and the short notice of the visit prevented Trump from meeting Adel Abdul-Mahdi.
Abdul-Mahdi's office said "Differences in arrangements" prevented them from meeting in person, but they discussed security issues and Trump's order to withdraw US troops from Syria by phone.
Trump's visit did not come without local opposition.
The head of a powerful Iraqi militia supported by Iran threatens the unannounced visit to drive US forces out of Iraq.
Qais Khazali, leader of the Asaib Ahl al-Haq militia, had promised Iraq Iraq on Twitter. Parliament would vote to drive US forces out of Iraq, or the militia and others would convict them with "others." Funds "from office.
Khazali is a self-confessed US opponent who has distinguished himself as leader of the Shiite uprisings against Thais in the US occupation. He was imprisoned by British and US troops in Iraq from 2007 to 2010.
Asaib Ahl al-Haq is represented in Iraq by the Binaa bloc, one of the two rival coalitions that together control almost all the seats of the legislature
Similarly, the head of one of the two main blocs in the Iraqi parliament condemns the Unannounced visit by Trump, calling it an "obvious violation of Iraqi sovereignty."
The Government of Iraq maintains military and diplomatic relations with Washington, although few parties want to be seen as being excessively close to the US
The Islah bloc is closer to the US than the rival Binaa bloc, which has close ties with the US Iran underpins.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.