President Trump stunned the world with a tweet he sent out on New Year’s Day. In his tweet, Trump wrote: “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. They give safe haven to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan, with little help. No more!”
In one tweet, President Trump put the terrorist-harboring nation on notice, that the United States Of America is no longer under the leadership of a community organizer.
The Trump administration on Friday announced the United States will deny Pakistan military aid amounting to $255 million as it expects Islamabad to take decisive action “against terrorists and militants on its soil”.
“The United States does not plan to spend the $255 million in FY 2016 in Foreign Military Financing for Pakistan at this time,” said a spokesperson of the President’s National Security Council in a statement to Hindustan Times.
“The President has made clear that the United States expects Pakistan to take decisive action against terrorists and militants on its soil, and that Pakistan’s actions in support of the South Asia Strategy will ultimately determine the trajectory of our relationship, including future security assistance.
President Trump explained his decision in a very popular follow-up tweet:
Former Presidential candidate and Trump opponent, Senator Rand Paul told Fox News’s Neil Cavuto on Tuesday, “We don’t like to see our money going to countries that burn our flag.
In Pakistan, they incarcerate Christians. There’s a Christian, Asia Bibi, she’s been on death row for five years. They put Dr. Shakil Afridi in jail for 33 years. He’s the guy that helped us get bin Laden. They seemed to look the other way when bin Laden was there for over a decade. So, yes, I think Americans agree with the president. We ought to quit sending good money after bad.”
“We don’t like to see our money going to countries that burn our flag.
“They seemed to look the other way when bin Laden was there for over a decade. So, yes, I think Americans agree with the president. We ought to quit sending good money after bad.”