ByRyan Saavedra

An MSNBC panelist attacked President Donald Trump on Wednesday for visiting U.S. soldiers stationed in Iraq just moments after news broke that the president made the surprise visit.

Mieke Eoyang, Vice President of Third Way National Security, made the remarks moments after news broke that the president and first lady made the trip.

“Look, I think it’s important that the president goes and visits the troops, but he’s doing this backwards,” Eoyang said. “His decision to pull out of Syria when the fight against ISIS is not quite finished … and then going to visit the troops after that.”

“Typically what you would want is a president to go out to visit the troops, see what’s going on on the ground, have conversations with his generals, actually meet with the secretary of defense, instead of slamming the door on him, and then make a decision about what the right thing is to do here,” Eoyang continued. “Instead, he’s done this all backwards. In fact, the way he’s done this, even if it is the right decision ultimately, the way that he’s done it will cause more chaos in the region, because it’s a precipitous withdrawal, not coordinated with our allies.”

Eoyang previously stated on MSNBC that “Trump steals people’s dignity like the devil steals people’s souls.”

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