US President Donald Trump has come under fire for accidentally revealing the identity of US Navy SEALs during his surprise trip to Iraq.
The embarrassing gaffe came Wednesday, when the American president posted a video on Twitter that showed him talking and taking selfies with members of a California-based SEAL team during an unannounced trip to Baghdad.
Trump flew to Iraq on Tuesday hoping to score positive news headlines over the holiday season amid a partial government shutdown and a series of other serious issues.
After touchdown in Baghdad’s Al Asad air base, the president and his wife, Melania, talked to US service members before posing for pictures with them.
According to pool reports, the trip’s details were kept a secret until Trump finished giving a speech before a group of about 100 troops, mostly US special operation forces engaged in combat operations in Iraq and Syria.
The reports said Trump then paused to take a selfie…