President Donald Trump takes a photo as he greets members of the US military during an unannounced trip to Al Asad Air Base in Iraq on December 26, 2018.
This was his first visit to the troops since he became President two years ago.
Trump, accompanied by his wife Melania, landed at 7:16 pm local time at Al-Asad Air Base in western Iraq.
According to AFP, the president spoke to troops and met with military leaders. The visit took place in considerable secrecy.
The visit followed the decision of the American leader to slash troop levels in Afghanistan and pull out entirely from Syria.
Trump also took to his twitter handle to share his story.
Melania and I were honoured to visit our incredible troops at Al Asad Air Base in Iraq. GOD BLESS THE U.S.A.!
Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)