Trump makes shock Afghan journey, voices hope for ceasefire


U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks to U.S. troops in an unannounced go to to Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, November 28, 2019. Information/Tom Brenner

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (Information) – President Donald Trump made a shock Thanksgiving go to to U.S. troops in Afghanistan on Thursday and stated he believed Taliban insurgents would conform to a ceasefire in America’s longest battle.

Trump’s go to was his first to Afghanistan since turning into president and got here every week after a prisoner swap between Washington and Kabul that has raised hopes for a revival of peace talks.

“The Taliban desires to make a deal,” Trump stated. “And we’re assembly with them and we are saying it needs to be a ceasefire they usually didn’t need to do a ceasefire and now they need to do a ceasefire, I consider. It is going to most likely work out that approach.”

The Air Drive One presidential airplane touched down at Bagram Airfield after an in a single day flight from Washington with White Home nationwide safety adviser Robert O’Brien, a small group of aides and Secret Service brokers, and a pool of reporters.

Trump met with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and addressed U.S. troops. He was greeted by U.S. Military Basic Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Workers, upon his arrival on the sprawling airfield.

Trump served turkey to some U.S. troops and sat right down to eat Thanksgiving dinner with them. He chatted and had his image taken with a few of the U.S. forces deployed there.

Reporting by Humeyra Pamuk; Writing by Philip Stewart; Modifying by Alistair Bell