Trump Tells Press to Leave So He Can Have Confidential Talk With Troops Overseas

Posted: Nov 23, 2017 12:00 PM

On this Thanksgiving, President Trump called some of our brave men and women serving overseas to wish them happy holidays and to thank them for fighting for freedom.

"You're very special to me and to everyone in this country, that I can tell you," Trump told the five deployed units who were representing each branch of the military during the video conference. The troops on the call are currently serving in Afghanistan, Iraq, Turkey, and aboard the U.S.S. Monterey.

"It's an honor to speak with you all and to give God thanks for the blessings of freedom and to the heroes who have this tremendous courage as you do to defend us and to defend freedom."

The president then asked the press to leave so he and the troops on the video call could have a "personal, confidential conversation."

Following the call, Trump went to help hand out food to Coast Guardsmen in Riviera Beach, Florida.

Early on Thursday Trump tweeted a Happy Thanksgiving to his followers, noting that Americans can feel content with the state of the nation.

God bless America and God bless our troops.