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Trump / Iraq Visit #1133328

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 26, 2018
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(Studio: Tom Llamas) Report introduced.

(White House: Jonathan Karl) The surprise visit by President Trump & First Lady Melania Trump to Iraq to see the US troops in the war zone at the Al Asad Air Base featured; photos & video of the visit shown; details given about his decision last week to withdraw troops from Syria & his flight to Iraq. [TRUMP - thanks the troops for keeping America safe; says ISIS "is not so dominant" today; notes our presence in Syrua was not open-ended; recounts flying in the darkened Air Force One.] [Dec. 19, TRUMP - says they are all coming back {from Syria.}] The resulting criticism from Congress & the resignation of Secretary of Defense Gen. James Mattis noted. The issue of a replacement from Mattis discussed. 5:3520Economy: Stock Market

(Studio: Tom Llamas) Report introduced.

(New York Stock Exchange: Rebecca Jarvis) The record rebound of the stock market reviewed; details given about holiday spending with more volatility for the market ahead.

Llamas, Tom;
Karl, Jonathan;
Jarvis, Rebecca

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