Hello CNN! The U.S. Air Forces Europe just clapped back at the left for their effort to say troops who asked President trump to sign MAGA hats were in violation of military rules:
U.S. Air Forces Europe said troops holding “Make America Great Again” hats during President Donald Trump’s visit Thursday to Ramstein Air Base were not in violation of military rules that prohibit taking part in partisan activities while in uniform.
“There is no rule against Airmen bringing personal items to be signed by the president,” USAFE said in a statement.
USAFE said troops held the hats for signing, but did not wear them while in uniform. USAFE said it is unaware of any actions during the event that amounted to a violation of regulations.
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“Any time the commander in chief offers the opportunity to meet with Airmen, such as this official holiday visit by the President and First Lady, Airmen are welcome to participate. No policy violations have been brought to our attention at this time,” USAFE said.
OUR PREVIOUS REPORT ON THE PRESIDENT’S VISIT TO IRAQ AND CRITICISM FROM THE MEDIA:
President Trump and First lady Melania Trump surprised the troops with a visit to Irag but all the press can talk about is whether the troops should be disciplined for asking Trump to sign their MAGA hats!
Some media even asked if this is a Hatch Act offense!
The fake news media and anchors like Jim Acosta will do anything they can to make president Trump look bad.
The problem is the American people see right through the tactic.
Here’s President Trump visiting the troops and then the video of Acosta below:
Trump signing MAGA hats for the troops in Iraq pic.twitter.com/bDUIk94jpR
— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) December 26, 2018
Some reporters claimed the MAGA hats were brought by Trump to the event but even The Hill reported the hats belong to the troops:
According to The Hill, though, the hats already belonged to the troops, there were only a handful, and they asked.
Trump and first lady Melania Trump also used the roughly three-hour trip to deliver holiday greetings to service members in Iraq, where the U.S. has kept a sustained military presence since the 2003 invasion launched by former President George W. Bush.
The first couple entered the dining hall on base to cheers and applause and they spent time speaking with service members and posing for selfies after the president received a briefing from military and diplomatic personnel.
The president signed several red “Make America Great Again” hats service members had brought as well as a “Trump 2020” patch.
Here, CNN asks if troops serving in a war zone on Christmas should be disciplined for having Trump sign ‘Trump 2020’ gear.
Is there any line of questioning beneath CNN?
Here, CNN asks if troops serving in a war zone on Christmas should be disciplined for having Trump sign 'Trump 2020' gear.
Is there any line of questioning beneath CNN? pic.twitter.com/dc4UU3Chyc
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) December 27, 2018
Here’s a great question from Twitter:
Maggi Cook posted photos of Obama doing the same thing with the troops…
IDK – Does #CNN have a comment on this? Or #ItsDifferentWhenDemocratsDoIt that strong? pic.twitter.com/X0wY6mEqWu
— Maggi Cook (@MadisonProj) December 27, 2018
So it’s ok for Obama but not for Trump?
A GREAT MOMENT FROM THE PRESIDENT’S VISIT TO IRAQ:
Yesterday and earlier today, the media and their allies in Hollywood trashed President Trump for not traveling overseas to be with our troops for Christmas.
While they were trashing President Trump for obviously ignoring our troops, our commander-in-chief and First Lady Melania were actually en route to Iraq to visit our brave military members.
President Trump also brought along his awesome press secretary Sarah Sanders, who captured a very special moment that she shared with her Twitter followers.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders tweeted an awesome story of a soldier who, upon meeting President Trump, relayed an emotional story to him. Sarah happened to be standing by the brave soldier when the incident took place, so she tweeted about it to share his story with the world.
Along with some great photos, Sanders tweeted:
Powerful moment – Member of United States Army told the President he came back into the military because of him. And President Trump responded, “And I am here because of you.” I met him after and he gave me the patch from his arm. Incredible.
Powerful moment – Member of United States Army told the President he came back into the military because of him. And President Trump responded, “And I am here because of you.” I met him after and he gave me the patch from his arm. Incredible. #TrumpTroopsVisit pic.twitter.com/WmQf3b2K8X
— Kayleigh McEnany 45 Archived (@PressSec45) December 26, 2018
Don’t ever let anyone tell you that our troops don’t love their current commander-in-chief, Donald J. Trump.
The troops can be seen in the video below, as they go wild after their commander-in-chief and First Lady Melania Trump take the stage to greet them, chanting: USA! USA! USA!
Retweet @POTUS Honors Troops at Al Asad AFB, Iraq as Commander-in-Chief with @FLOTUS @MELANIATRUMP!
God Bless 🙏 America’s Military @DeptofDefense @USNavy @USArmy @USMC @USAirForce @USCG Keeping #AmericaFirst for @realDonaldTrump’s @WhiteHouse! #MAGA 🇺🇸!https://t.co/XrjBzyA9gg
— Oliver McGee PhD MBA (@OliverMcGee) December 27, 2018