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Trump won’t visit troops in war zones because he doesn’t believe they should be there: White House aides

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President Donald Trump has not yet visited troops in war zones, after nearly two years on the job and despite his apparent love for military pageantry.

Trump repeatedly boasts about boosting the Pentagon budget, and he enjoys giving speeches before cheering troops or military hardware, but he has been reluctant to visit troops in war zones, reported the New York Times.

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His immediate predecessors, George W. Bush and Barack Obama, each made four visits to troops in Afghanistan, the same number of visits Bush made to Iraq, which Obama visited once.

Aides told the newspaper that Trump has not made visits to war zones because he does not really want them serving there in the first place.

They said a presidential visit would validate missions he doesn’t truly believe in.

Trump, who got a military deferment for bone spurs during the Vietnam War era, has also not made special trips to visit troops deployed at American bases overseas.

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Millions around the world joined #ClimateStrike — demanding bold climate action

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Masses of children skipped school Friday to join a global strike against climate change that teen activist Greta Thunberg said was "only the beginning" in the fight against environmental disaster.

Some four million people filled city streets around the world, organizers said, in what was billed as the biggest ever protest against the threat posed to the planet by rising temperatures.

Youngsters and adults alike chanted slogans and waved placards in demonstrations that started in Asia and the Pacific, spread across Africa, Europe and Latin America, before culminating in the United States where Thunberg rallied.

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Trump announces new sanctions on Iran — and deploys US troops to the Middle East

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The United States announced Friday that it was sending military reinforcements to the Gulf region following attacks on Saudi oil facilities that it attributes to Iran, just hours after President Donald Trump ordered new sanctions on Tehran.

Trump said the sanctions were the toughest-ever against another country, but indicated he did not plan a military strike, calling restraint a sign of strength.

The Treasury Department renewed action against Iran's central bank after US officials said Tehran carried out weekend attacks on rival Saudi Arabia's oil infrastructure, which triggered a spike in global crude prices.

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‘Do a lot of stupid sh*t as quickly as possible’: Ambassador Power breaks down ’The Trump Doctrine’

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The former ambassador to the United Nations explained "The Trump Doctrine" during a Friday evening interview with comedian Bill Maher on HBO's "Real Time."

Samantha Power, the author of the new book, The Education of an Idealist, was asked by Maher about the foreign policy mantra of the Obama administration.

"Obama's foreign policy doctrine was famously summarized as 'don't do stupid sh*t," Maher noted. "Trump's, of course, is 'Do stupid sh*t.'"

"Do stupid sh*t as quickly as possible," Power clarified.

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