Trump’s First Tweet of 2018: No More Free Money to Pakistan
On Friday the Trump administration announced it will not be sending military aid totaling $255 million to Pakistan.
President Trump’s first tweet in 2018 was a shot at Pakistan.
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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 1, 2018
Pakistan harbored Osama Bin Laden in a safe house in Abbattabad until his death in May 2011. To date, the Pakistani government has not responded to any allegations as to who had built the structure.
On Friday the Trump administration said it would cut funding to Pakistan.
The Hindustan Times reported:
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.
“The Administration continues to review Pakistan’s level of cooperation.”