President Trump has just left on an unannounced trip, according to Politico, boarding the Marine One helicopter in the Rose Garden.
Now the Associated Press has learned his surprise destination.
Posting a news alert on Twitter, the AP said, “President Trump makes unannounced trip to honor the return of fallen US Navy SEAL killed in Yemen raid.”
William “Ryan” Owens, a member of elite SEAL Team 6, was killed in action this past weekend. Four other service members were injured in the raid that killed 14 al Qaeda members.
After hearing of his death, Trump immediately called the family of Chief Petty Officer Owens and “had a very somber and lengthy conversation with the family.”
“The president offered his sincerest condolences to Officer Owens’ wife, his father and their three children,” White House press secretary Sean Spicer said. “Chief Owens was on his 12th deployment, from what I understand. We could never repay the debt of gratitude we owe him, the freedom he fought for, and the sacrifice he made as well as the other members of his unit injured in this operation.”
According to ABC News, Ivanka Trump joined her dad in flying to Dover Air Force Base Wednesday afternoon for the arrival of Owens' remains.
We salute our president for honoring our armed forces!
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