January 1, 2018
President Trump slams Pakistan in his first official tweet in 2018, accusing the country of lying to the U.S. and offering safe havens for Islamic terrorists.
Earlier Monday morning, The President said we have foolishly given $33 billion to Pakistan over the last 15 years, and in return they have given us nothing but lies and deceits.
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
He then accused the country of sponsoring terrorism, claiming it is protecting Islamic terrorists fleeing from Afghanistan.
According to a New York Times report, the Trump administration is considering withholding $225 million in aid from Pakistan, over frustration with the country’s poor handling of terror networks.