President Trump held a secret rendezvous with U.S. troops stationed in Afghanistan, as he flew on a 13-hour flight to surprise them by serving up their Thanksgiving lunch.

Meanwhile, First Lady Melania Trump expressed her prayers and good wishes to all Americans, with a special mention to military troops serving the United States overseas.

“May you all have a blessed Thanksgiving! Enjoy time with your family and friends. To those in our military who are serving overseas, you are in our thoughts and prayers—our nation is thankful for all you do!” 

The first lady’s Thanksgiving message coincided with President Trump’s Thanksgiving proclamation, in which he acknowledged the “blessings afforded to us by our Creator” and “God’s divine providence,” allowing Americans to enjoy the lifestyle afforded to so many.

“THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim Thursday, November 28, 2019, as a National Day of Thanksgiving.”

— The White House (@WhiteHouse) November 28, 2019


“Since the first settlers to call our country home landed on American shores, we have always been defined by our resilience and propensity to show gratitude even in the face of great adversity, always remembering the blessings we have been given in spite of the hardships we endure.”

The president’s prayers were for the Creator to “watch over our service members, especially those whose selfless commitment to serving our country and defending our sacred liberty has called them to duty overseas during the holiday season.”

President Donald Trump (C) with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley, behind him at right, while addressing members of the military during a surprise Thanksgiving Day visit, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019, at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

“We also pray for our law enforcement officials and first responders as they carry out their duties to protect and serve our communities,” the president’s proclamation continued. “As a Nation, we owe a debt of gratitude to both those who take an oath to safeguard us and our way of life as well as to their families, and we salute them for their immeasurable sacrifices,” he added.

Social media was awash with warm wishes from many other politicians, reported Breitbart.

Wishes from Eric Trump, “From my family to yours, Happy Thanksgiving! Let’s never forget that we live in the greatest country in the world! Have an awesome day!”


@FLCaseyDeSantis and I would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving,” Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said. “We have so much to be thankful for this year, and we appreciate the support we have received,” he continued, wishing everyone a day filled with “good times with family, food, and football.”

Not to forget Sen. Mitch McConnell:

I want to wish my fellow Kentuckians and all Americans a very Happy Thanksgiving.

— Leader McConnell (@senatemajldr) November 28, 2019

Or Steve Scalise: