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Trump's Tweet: The Denial factor

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Publication date12/01/2018
PublisherPakistan Horizon Blog
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

A recent tweet by Donald Trump blamed Pakistan and argued that ‘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!’ Mounting tensions have led Pakistan to react by halting intelligence sharing with the US after losing American military aid. Instead, Islamabad will turn to its ‘time tested friend’ and ‘reliable ally’ Beijing. In October 2017, the same Trump was found praising Pakistan for its cooperation in rescuing a North-American family from the Taliban. However, now, Trump has accused Pakistan of giving safe haven to the terrorists that Americans hunt in Afghanistan.The failed missions in Iraq and Afghanistan by the US have cost Washington trillions of dollars. It has made the US to blame others for its own mistakes. Of course, the recent humiliation faced by the US in the UN over Jerusalem cannot be ignored