Trump rips Pakistan in first tweet of 2018

“President Trump blasted Pakistan in his first tweet of 2018, saying its leaders have given the U.S. “nothing by lies & deceit.”

“The United States has foolishly given Pakistan more than 33 billion dollars in aid over the last 15 years, and they have given us nothing but lies & deceit, thinking of our leaders as fools,” he said Monday morning.

“They give safe haven to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan, with little help. No more!” he added.

The New York Times reported late last week that the Trump administration might withhold $225 million in aid over frustration with Pakistan’s handling of terror networks.

In July, the Pentagon withheld $50 million in funding for Pakistan after Defense Secretary James Mattis told Congress he would not certify that the country has done enough to fight the Haqqani Network.”

Source The Hill

 

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