Fresh off the Administration’s major victory on providing tax cuts to the American people just before the holidays last year, Vice President Mike Pence made a surprise visit to troops in Afghanistan to wish them a Merry Christmas.

That makes two things different under the Trump administration than the previous one – respect for our military AND wishing people a Merry Christmas.

It was his first trip to an active war zone.

“You are heroes … You are the best of us … The armed forces of the United States are the world’s greatest force for good,” the Vice President declared.

He then told the troops that prior to leaving for Afghanistan, he had asked President Trump if he wanted to send a personal message to them.

“Tell them I love them,” Pence relayed on behalf of Trump.

Pence finished his visit by talking about baby Jesus, a manger, and ‘Peace on Earth, goodwill toward men.’ He then wished our brave men and women in Afghanistan a “Merry Christmas!”

The declaration earned Pence quite an ovation from the troops.

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