President Donald Trump and first lady Melania have landed in Iraq for what represents the president’s first visit to a war zone to meet troops since taking office.
President Trump and the First Lady traveled to Iraq late on Christmas night to visit with our troops and Senior Military leadership to thank them for their service, their success, and their sacrifice and to wish them a Merry Christmas. pic.twitter.com/s2hntnRwpw
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) December 26, 2018
The trip comes amid a partial government shutdown back home in the U.S.