Trump greeted in Iraq by soldier’s giant Alabama flag
While making a surprise Christmas season visit to active duty service members in Iraq on Wednesday, President Donald Trump was proudly greeted by a soldier showcasing a large University of Alabama flag.
In multiple social media posts by the president, he and First Lady Melania Trump can be seen posing with the flag and smiling, alongside a merry group of American heroes donning their fatigues.
“Melania and I were honored to visit our INCREDIBLE TROOPS at Al Assad Air Base in Iraq. We love you!” Trump said on Instagram.
In a video, Trump also appeared to sign the flag for the soldier.
Watch Trump’s official video clip featuring the UA flag and more from his Iraq visit below:
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 26, 2018
The president and first lady’s visit Wednesday put to bed mainstream media speculation that Trump would not visit troops overseas during Christmas, which is considered a recent presidential tradition.
Update: Yellowhammer News has learned that the soldiers posing with the flag and the Trumps are Army Reserve Soldiers from the 375th Engineer Company deployed out of Huntsville.
Sean Ross is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @sean_yhn