The President ended the election rally ahead of schedule to meet with the relatives of military personnel.
President Donald Trump went to Dover air force base in Delaware to honor two American soldiers who died on Saturday in Afghanistan when a soldier in an Afghan army uniform opened fire on them with a machine gun.
White House national security adviser Robert O’Brien told reporters who accompanied Trump on Board the presidential plane that the President ended a campaign rally in New Hampshire a little earlier than planned so that he could meet with the relatives of fallen soldiers.
He described such moments as “perhaps the hardest things he has to do as President,” along with visits to wounded soldiers at the Walter Reed national military medical center.
The defense Department named the dead American soldiers. They are 28-year-old Sergeant Javier Haguar Gutierrez and Sergeant Antonio Rey Rodriguez, who was also 28 years old.
In addition, six American soldiers were injured in the attack.