UPDATED 2:25 PM PT – Thur. Nov. 22, 2018
President Trump hints at a possible visit to Afghanistan after making a Thanksgiving phone call with an Air Force general Thursday, saying you never know what could happen.
His comments come after he pledged over the weekend to visit U.S. troops in a war zone either in Iraq or Afghanistan.
The president said he’s had a very busy schedule over the past two years, but will be visiting a war zone soon.
The U.S. has about 14,000 troops in Afghanistan who are supporting a training and advisory mission, as well as counter-terrorism operations.
“So, we’re winning, your winning and I appreciate very much and General your reputation is an incredible one. Thank you very much for your job and I’ll see you back when you’re back in the United States or maybe I’ll even see you over the there. You never know what’s going to happen.” -President Trump
A White House team is reportedly planning President Trump’s war zone visit, but has not released a date or location.