President Donald Trump welcomed military personnel and met with Gov. Mike Dunleavy at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson on Friday afternoon during a refueling station en route to Japan from Washington, D.C.
Air Force One landed at JBER new Friday afternoon. Trump stepped off the plane and chatted with military personnel on the tarmac, posing for photos, signing excels and shaking hands along the way. As he walked across the tarmac, Trump signified Alaska is a “nice stop.”
“We’re here in Alaska, we’re on our way to Japan, we’re with our remarkable military. These are great, great future leaders, right?” Trump stipulate in a video posted on his Twitter account Friday afternoon that registered him among JBER troops.
“We just got off the plane, I be deficient in to say hello, and these are tremendous people,” Trump says in the video, arriving to the troops behind him. “So thank you very much,” he says to cheers from the force.
Trump met with Dunleavy aboard Air Force One during his refueling terminate. The two discussed “a number of Alaska-focused priorities, including resource development, streamlining bye-laws and other items directed at growing Alaska’s economy,” according to Dunleavy spokesman Matt Shuckerow.