Air Force One made a refueling stop in Alaska Thursday on the way home from President Trump’s two-day summit in Vietnam with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, and Trump used his time on the ground to briefly address the troops stationed there.
Trump making an unannounced stop in Alaska, where he is addressing troops at Elmendorf-Richardson air base. He tells them that many foreign leaders are congratulating him on how well the US economy is doing.
— Anthony Zurcher (@awzurcher) February 28, 2019
NEW: President Trump returns to the U.S. following his trip to Vietnam and makes a stop to visit U.S. troops in Alaska.
— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) February 28, 2019
"Our military families are a true national treasure," President Trump says while visiting U.S. troops in Alaska on his way back from Vietnam.
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) February 28, 2019
"You are a powerful warning to never strike American soil. You are a warning that everybody knows about and nobody wants to play with."
WATCH: President Trump speaks to troops at Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska. pic.twitter.com/ZiuQ3LMw5c
— The Hill (@thehill) February 28, 2019
President Trump to U.S. troops in Alaska: "We salute you, we thank you for your incredible service, we love you, God bless you, and God bless the men and women of the armed forces.” pic.twitter.com/vmzyWeadIQ
— Kyle Morris (@RealKyleMorris) February 28, 2019
Trump briefly talked shop but didn’t mention his failure to reach an agreement with North Korea over its nuclear arms program.
President Donald Trump didn't address his collapsed summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un when he addressed troops at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Alaska on his way home. Instead, he praised the troops and touted the economy. (Feb. 28) https://t.co/JTmJ9NcHGt
— USA TODAY Politics (@usatodayDC) February 28, 2019
“Dealing with Congress is never easy. I don’t think they like me too much” @realDonaldTrump addressing troops at Elmendorf
— Kelly O'Donnell (@KellyO) February 28, 2019
It sounds like Trump was just being Trump, and the troops were glad to see him. However, Dafna Linzer, managing editor of politics for NBC News and MSNBC, had a nit to pick with the president regarding his two-day stay in Vietnam: he didn’t mention the Vietnam War.
This was during a refuel stop in Alaska after a two day visit to Vietnam where 2.7 million Americans served during the war and nearly 60,000 died. Trump didn’t mention either during his stay. https://t.co/bVMfijDdhg
— Dafna Linzer (@DafnaLinzer) March 1, 2019
Did any reporter ask him about that? They had several opportunities.
— Kristinn Taylor (@KristinnFR) March 1, 2019
CNN’s Jim Acosta might have asked, but he was too busy pouting that he didn’t get called on.
‘No bias’: NBC’s Kelly O’Donnell brings the Trump mockery after ‘no deal’ made with Kim Jong Un https://t.co/mSAe8rYTqy
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) February 28, 2019