Pakistan thinks US leaders are fools: says Trump


Washington, Jan. 1 (TNS): Blaming Pakistan for deceiving, US President Donald Trump said on Monday that Pakistan thinks of US leaders “as fools”.

In a tweet, Trump said 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.

“No more,” he added, without specifying what punitive actions — if any — his administration is considering.

The US president’s tweet came in the aftermath of an increasingly terse back-and-forth between Washington and Islamabad since Trump announced his administration’s latest national security strategy.

During the announcement, the US president had been quick to remind Pakistan of its ‘obligation’ to help America “because it receives massive payments” from Washington every year.