Trump doesn't visit troops on Christmas. Obama did every single year of his presidency.
President Donald Trump is the first U.S. president since 2002 to not visit troops on Christmas Day.
Former President Barack Obama visited troops at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, in Kaneohe Bay, every Christmas he was in office, from 2009 to 2016.
Those are the facts.
Yes, Trump did call the troops on Christmas, but that's all he did. He didn't show up in person. But, Trump's not your ordinary, average president.
Here's another fact: Trump has yet to visit U.S. troops in a war zone. He's been in office for more than 700 days, going on two years now.
Right now, people are urging Trump to get overseas and show himself as the commander-in-chief. For some reason he just doesn't want to do it, though.
"They would love to have the president there, and we’ll see but I hope he considers that, I know he is,” said Montana Sen. Steve Daines. “It would mean a lot to our troops to have the commander in chief there,” he added.
Daines wasn't trying to just be critical of Trump, though. He thinks more Congressmen need to go, too.
“I think we need to have more senators, more members of the House getting over there as well,” he said.
Speaking of Obama, he visited troops in wartime zones more than 7 times. That's not mentioning all the other trips he made to trips in a non-war zone.
Trump was asked about this on Thanksgiving and told reporters that he was "going to go to a war zone." That just hasn't happened yet.
He also said not to worry about the troops missing Thanksgiving dinner with their families after he deployed them to the border to protect against a "migrant invasion" trying to get in.