Trump Complained that He Didn’t Get to Eat Turkey This Thanksgiving, ‘First Time I’ve Never Had Turkey!’
Donald Trump surprised the troops in Afghanistan on Thanksgiving when he showed up to address the troops and serve Thanksgiving dinner.
However, Trump actually complained that he didn’t get to eat any turkey. All gave some, some gave all!
Trump snuck out of his Florida estate, Mar-a-Lago, late on Wednesday night to a military plane with just a few close advisers, CNN reported.
That group eventually boarded Air Force 1 at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, where the traveling press pool was waiting. Reporters on board had their phones taken and weren’t notified of the plane’s ultimate destination until there were just two hours left on the 16-hour flight to Afghanistan, according to CNN.
“It’s a dangerous area and he wants to support the troops,” White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham told aboard the reporters on the flight. “He and Mrs. Trump recognize that there’s a lot of people far away from their families during the holidays and we thought it’d be a nice surprise.”
Trump reportedly passed out about two dozen meals to troops and met briefly with Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani. Trump also spoke to the troops: he praised their service, bragged about defeating ISIS, and complained that he didn’t get a chance to eat any turkey.
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“I sat down, I had a gorgeous piece of turkey and I was all set to go,” Trump said while speaking to the troops in Afghanistan, according to Politico. “And I had some mashed potatoes and I had a bite of mashed potatoes, and I never got to the turkey, because Gen. [Mark] Milley said come on over, sir, let’s take some pictures. I never got to my turkey. It’s the first time at Thanksgiving that I’ve never had anything called turkey.“
Trump left Afghanistan after about three hours at the base, and is now back in Florida.
All gave some. Some gave all. pic.twitter.com/X3OX34hyXK
— Jason Sparks (@sparksjls) November 28, 2019