Pakistan summons United States envoy to protest over Trump’s tweets

Pakistan summons United States envoy to protest over Trump’s tweets

In an interview with Fox News on Sunday, the president said that the Pakistanis "don't do a damn thing for us", again mentioning their alleged complicity in sheltering Osama bin Laden.

Branding him a "Hillary Clinton fan" and "Obama-backer", Trump moaned the USA should have "got bin Laden a lot sooner".

"He's a Hillary Clinton backer and an Obama backer and frankly... wouldn't it have been nice if we would have gotten bin Laden earlier than that?" he said.

Trump dismissed McRaven as a supporter of Hillary Clinton, his former rival for the presidential race, and former President Barack Obama.

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The statement also included a warning that Mr. Trump's remarks "could seriously undermine" Pakistan's cooperation in trying to end America's longest war, in neighboring Afghanistan. "We no longer pay Pakistan the $Billions because they would take our money and do nothing for us, Bin Laden being a prime example, Afghanistan being another", he tweeted. "Pakistan suffered 75,000 casualties in this war and over United States dollars 123 billion was lost", of which "US "aid" was a miniscule USD 20 billion", Khan said.

The traditionally uneasy relations between Pakistan and the USA have deteriorated particularly since August 2017, when President Trump announced his South Asia strategy to tackle the resurgent Afghan Taliban.

Hitting back on Twitter, Mr Khan said the USA merely provided a "miniscule" $20bn (£15.6bn) in aid.

Trump also alleged that the Pakistani government had known bin Laden was living in the country before he was killed in a United States military raid in 2011.

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Meanwhile Khan described Trump's statement as "false assertions" and said that they "add insult to the injury" that his country has paid in the "so-called War on Terror" in terms of lives lost and economic disruption.

"And we give Pakistan $1.3 billion a year. I pointed him out in my book just BEFORE the attack on the World Trade Center", Trump said on Twitter, adding that aid funding to Pakistan was recently pulled partially for this reason. "That is probably the most heartbreaking moment of all this is that, as a nation, we truly have a political party that gets the president's back in moments of dishonor like we're seeing from him today".

Given that he is one of the most powerful people in the world and happens to have a bowl of room-temperature spaghetti for a brain, it is not surprising that Trump does something unbelievably ridiculous every day. It later arrested Dr. Shakil Afridi, who had run a fake vaccination campaign in Abbottabad to help the Central Intelligence Agency confirm bin Laden's whereabouts.

While the Trump administration and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's government are making efforts to reach a settlement with the Afghan Taliban, the fighters have continued their attacks on government forces, inflicting hundreds of casualties over recent weeks in assaults across Afghanistan.

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