After a meeting with Iraqi officials sometime in 2017, Trump reportedly jokingly criticized them as "thieves."
Trump has made other disparaging remarks about US allies and broached policies that have angered Iraqis.
While Trump has voiced skepticism of US action overseas, his policies have continued or expanded American involvement abroad.
President Donald Trump's expansion of American action overseas during his first year in office stands in contrast to the skepticism he has shown toward US alliances and US involvement in international agreements.
President Donald Trump will hold his first meeting with Iraq's prime minister as he works to shape his policy for defeating the Islamic State group. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's first … Click to Continue »
President Trump is disputing multiple reports that he made disparaging remarks about countries during an Oval Office meeting with lawmakers on U.S. immigration policy.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is preparing for his first meeting with Iraq's prime minister as the American leader shapes his policy for defeating the Islamic State group.
Iraqi government troops and allied militiamen launched a major operation on Tuesday to retake the city of Tikrit from Sunni militants, senior officials said. "The Iraqi army and (Shiite) volunteers, backed by Iraqi helicopters, are ...