Trump Says He Can’t Visit The Troops Because He Is Too Busy


The president is too busy at home to visit American troops overseas, which he doesn't see as "overly necessary" anyway.

President Donald Trump is too busy at home, ostensibly making the country great again, to pay a visit to American troops overseas, according to an interview he gave to The Associated Press this week.

From New York Daily News:

> The commander-in-chief spoke to the Associated Press Tuesday, and said that while he doesn’t feel it’s “overly necessary” to pay a visit to a military base in a combat zone like Iraq or Afghanistan, he plans to at some point in the future.

> “I’ve been very busy with everything that’s taking place here,” he said, before diving into a rambling boast about the state of the country’s economy and unemployment rates.

> “I’m doing a lot of things. But (visiting) is something I’d do. And do gladly. Nobody has been better at the military. Hey, I just got them a pay raise. I haven’t had a pay raise in 11 years… I have done more for the military than any president in many, many years.”

Trump’s failure to visit active duty troops breaks with American tradition — seemingly a defining trait of his presidency — as the last several presidents before him, from Barack Obama to Ronald Reagan, carved out time to make overseas appearances.

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