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Trump Back in Florida After Quick Afghanistan Trip

President Donald Trump arrived in Florida on Friday morning after his surprise trip to Afghanistan to visit American troops.

Trumps plane touched down at Palm Beach International Airport before 7 a.m. local time, according to The Hill.

When he went to Afghanistan, he left Wednesday night before boarding a military plane at an undisclosed airport before going to Joint Base Andrews. He then transferred to another Air Force One plane before flying to Bagram Airfield north of Kabul.

Word of his visit to Afghanistan came at around 2 p.m. ET on Thursday when journalists traveling with the president were authorized to provide reports about the visit.

The White House said an identical Air Force One plane stayed at the airport in Palm Beach, Florida, while the president was in Afghanistan. That Air Force One plane flew to Germany on Thursday to pick up Trump for the trip back to the United States.

Trump poses for selfies with troops in Afghan
Trump poses for selfies with troops in Afghan
President Donald Trump poses for selfies during a Thanksgiving dinner with U.S. troops at Bagram Air Field during a surprise visit in Afghanistan on Nov. 28, 2019. (Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images)
Trump speaks to the troops in Afghanistan
Trump speaks to the troops in Afghanistan
President Donald Trump speaks to the troops during a surprise Thanksgiving day visit at Bagram Air Field, in Afghanistan on Nov. 28, 2019. (Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images)

Its not clear the president will return to Washington for the remainder of the weekend.

First lady Melania Trump and their son, Barron, have been staying at Mar-a-Lago since Tuesday, according to the Palm Beach Post.

During his visit, Trump spoke to Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and addressed the troops stationed at Bagram.

“The Taliban wants to make a deal—well see if they make a deal. If they do they do, and if they dont they dont. Thats fine,” Trump said.

“The Taliban wants to make a deal and were meeting with them and were saying it has to be a cease-fire and they didnt want to do a cease fire and now they do want to do a cease-fire,” he said. “I believe itll probably work out that way.”

He also said he would like to reduce the number of U.Read More – Source

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