(Conservative Tribune) – President Donald Trump has once again proved his “America First” policy by cutting Pakistan off from U.S. security assistance.
According to The Associated Press, the decision was a result of Pakistan’s failure to crack down on the Taliban’s efforts to target U.S. personnel in Afghanistan.
In August last year, President Trump cut $255 million from the Pakistani government, limiting their ability to purchase American military equipment.
That was just the beginning.
On Jan. 1, President Trump expressed his frustration with former President Barack Obama’s administration for letting Pakistan take advantage of the United States and its resources.
“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,” Trump tweeted.
“They give safe haven to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan, with little help. No more!” he exclaimed.
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
Now, The New York Times has reported that Pakistan could lose $1.3 million annually in U.S. aid.
That $1 million usually goes toward Coalition Support Funds, which the U.S. pays to Pakistan for its counter-terrorism efforts.
But Pakistan hasn’t held up its side of the bargain, instead letting terrorists run rampant.
Moreover, the country has done nothing to protect U.S. personnel in Afghanistan from attacks.
President Trump is sending a strong message to the entire world that America does not support terrorism and that no one will take advantage of our good will.
Our president is putting America first, saving money and showing leaders of the world that the United States will not bow to anyone else’s agenda.
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