Pakistan thinks US leaders are fools, only gave us 'lies and deceit': Donald Trump

Published: January 1, 2018
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US President Donald Trump's inauguration kicked off a momentous and tumultuous year
PHOTO: AFP

US President Donald Trump's inauguration kicked off a momentous and tumultuous year PHOTO: AFP

US President Donald Trump said on Monday that the US ‘foolishly’ gave aid to Pakistan over the course of 15 years but Islamabad remained deceitful by providing safe havens to ‘terrorists’ from Afghanistan.

“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 and deceit, thinking of our leaders as fools. They give safe haven to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan, with little help. No more!,” Trump said in a late-night tweet.

Last week, the Pakistan Army while rejecting the Trump administration’s pressure to do more in the fight against terrorism, insisted that Pakistan had done enough and could not do more for anyone.

Pakistan has done enough for everyone, will not do more: DG ISPR

In what appears to be a policy decision, the unusually candid statement – coming from Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor, the chief military spokesperson – suggested that Pakistan would not accept any further US demands – something that can potentially unravel ties between Islamabad and Washington.

In recent weeks, senior Trump administration officials have repeatedly called on Pakistan to demonstrate that it was sincere in tackling the problem of terrorism.

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Reader Comments (10)

  • AD
    Jan 1, 2018 - 5:56PM

    This is one of the most serious tweet by Trump even more then his tweets on North Korea . Pakistan need to behave now in same manner the way Kim is behaving with US. But here Pakistan us in deep trouble . Recommend

  • Muqaddam Khan
    Jan 1, 2018 - 6:20PM

    US wanted to scapegoat Pakistan for its own failure in Afghanistan.Recommend

  • Citizen26
    Jan 1, 2018 - 6:20PM

    Everyone knows drama of USA and it’s active role in facilitating terrorists in the region. It had done before in Iraq and we are seeing similar happening here in Afghan. May be he should know this place is Iraq either. Recommend

  • Hassan Kazmi
    Jan 1, 2018 - 6:39PM

    Trump continues to threat Pakistan. For Pakistan, I am sure it is a “blessing in disguise” that will help us getting out of the American camp which gave nothing but terrorism and consequent suffering to the whole world.Recommend

  • harkol
    Jan 1, 2018 - 7:30PM

    @AD:

    Kim has zero trade with USA & Europe. A tangential path from US will invite a sanction on Pakistan, that can mean a loss of nearly $7-8billion in yearly trade (US & Europe). Pakistan can hardly afford this.Recommend

  • M.Sethi
    Jan 1, 2018 - 9:38PM

    All the blame lies on failed US policies in Afghanistan. US has failed in Iraq, Libya, Syria and Yemen along with massive failure in Afghanistan due to it’s own policies…

    Wake up call for each and every Pakistani . It is high time that Pakistanis elect a leader who refuses to bow before US dictates and show US its place once for all.Recommend

  • F Khan
    Jan 1, 2018 - 11:12PM

    Trump dispersion showing with this tweet as failure in Afghanistan becomes crystal clear.Recommend

  • Naeem Hussain
    Jan 2, 2018 - 10:50AM

    Why my comments are not posted what is wrong with it?Recommend

  • Parvez Malik
    Jan 2, 2018 - 4:58PM

    The keep phrase in the Trump tweet being “thinking of our leaders as fools.” Once again his narcissism is for every one to see – implying all others before him were fools and he is the wise one. Truth is all US Presidents since Bill Clinton were fools. That is why US is now a shadow of itself it was till 2000. Now the biggest fool of them all is making sure that it ends up worse.Recommend

  • FOUZ BUTT
    Mar 27, 2018 - 3:42PM

    strong textThe data is prohibited without any personalisation to the right.THE same way as a friend about us contact me for lie and We must punished That Gang.Recommend

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