The Independent: Donald Trump ‘too afraid’ to visit troops in combat zones, report says
Mr Trump says no other president is ‘more with the military’ than he is
Donald Trump is reportedly too “afraid” to visit American troops in combat zones.
The comment was made in private to aides after several news outlets began questioning why the president had not made time to visit soldiers as previous presidents have done in Afghanistan, where the US is still at war, and Iraq.
An unnamed official told the Washington Post: “He’s never been interested in going. He’s afraid of those situations. He’s afraid people want to kill him.”
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WNU Editor: I would not recommend President Trump to visit a war zone. The U.S. military presence is not what it use to be in places like Iraq and Afghanistan, and as we learned last month, even top four-star U.S. Generals are at risk to being killed…. New details of top US general’s close call in Afghanistan insider attack (ABC News). But there are many other places where President Trump can go and make his presence felt with U.S. troops, and he should do it with more regularity.
Update: I am not the only one who thinks President Trump should avoid war-zones …. Mattis Says He Has Cautioned Trump Not To Visit War Zones (Task & Purpose).