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Juan Williams dismisses Trump’s Afghanistan troop visit as mere “photo-op”

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Juan Williams dismisses Trump’s Afghanistan troop visit as mere “photo-op”

On this week’s broadcast of  “Fox News Sunday,” often controversial panelist  Juan Williams said President Donald Trump’s Thanksgiving trip to visit U.S. troops in Afghanistan looked like a “photo-op.”

Williams said, “The other part of the political spin is that with Trump, it seemed —and I think this is why you had the thought, I certainly had it, it looks like a photo op. Remember, he had gone to visit any war zone until last year. He was criticized for it. This is his first visit to Afghanistan, our longest war, 2,000 plus Americans dead. He had no preparation. He talked about a cease-fire, but his military people said we know nothing about any cease-fire with the Taliban, and the Taliban said they know nothing about a cease-fire.”

“He then talked about negotiations with the Taliban, and again, his own diplomats said we know nothing about any ongoing talks with the Taliban,” he added. “The president canceled talks with the Taliban last September if you’ll recall after they were engaged in a violent incident.”

Chris Wallace had a quite different spin on the visit. “We were all surprised when suddenly we heard the president was in Afghanistan, I’m sure he genuinely wanted to support the U.S. forces, those wonderful men and women who were defending us on the front lines in Afghanistan,” Chris Wallace said in reaction to Trump visiting Afghanistan for Thanksgiving. “On the other hand I also thought, everything is political, doesn’t make it a little bit harder to impeach the president when you see him right there acting there as our commander-in-chief?”

Williams has been a longtime Trump critic on Fox News. In May, he called Trump an “idiot” and has previously suggested that the president finds it “valuable” to “attack people of color.”

Last year, he called Trump’s rhetoric on the migrant caravan “lowball politics.”

Written by Rich Stevenson

Credit: Breitbart

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