A selfie photo and video of US President Donald Trump posing with members of the Seal Team Five in Iraq over the holidays is now taking centre-stage in a row over Trump’s supposedly inadvertent exposure of special ops team members, whose identities were supposed to be classified.

According to a UK Guardian, and a Newsweek news report, President Trump made a secret visit to meet with American soldiers in Iraq, and later took photos and videos with them which was subsequently shared on Twitter.

In the photos and videos, the faces of the Seal Five Team members were exposed, thus revealing the special ops team’s presence in Iraq, – a fact that was previously unknown and which is typically kept as a secret.

Trump later posted the photos and videos via his twitter account with the caption, “Melania and I were honored to visit our incredible troops at Al Asad Air Base in Iraq. GOD BLESS THE U.S.A.!

However, several sources have complaint that Trump has strayed away from protocols and has now put the lives of the special ops members in Iraq at risk, since their facial identities are now publicly known.