Melania Played Leading Situation Room Role In ISIS Raid

Then first lady Melania Trump sat in one of the White House Situation Room’s most important chairs during the killing of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, according to a book being released by former acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller.

  • Miller also writes in the book that Trump offered husband, then-President Trump advice after the attack.
  • Her presence in the Situation Room was “unexpected,” and she entered as the president’s executive team was “waiting for the final assault” on al-Baghdadi, Miller wrote.
  • “Secretary of Defense Mark Esper quickly gave up his seat and she sat down next to the President, who introduced her to us as if we didn’t know who she was. Her presence was unexpected, to say the least. I wondered how it would play in the press if word got out that the First Lady had popped in to watch a major military operation. Not my problem, I figured. And after all, it was her house,” Miller wrote in “Soldier Secretary: Warnings from the Battlefield & the Pentagon about America’s Most Dangerous Enemies.”
  • The book is set to be released Tuesday.
Click to read full article Go back home

Sign Up for Our Newsletter

Join our list!

Sign up here to get our daily newsletter with the top trending headlines.