Trump, Hot and Cold over the years when it comes to Pakistan

Present United States President Donald Trump has a history of accusing and attacking foreign governments on several issues when he notoriously logs in on his twitter like a cowboy getting on his saddle.


His major tweets about Pakistan before and after his presence in Politics are:

‘Pakistan is not a friend’

The US raid in Abbottabad, 2011,after the arrest of Osama Bin Laden, Donald Trump said that Pakistan is not our friend.

‘Billion and Billions’

Few months after the raid executed in Abbottabad, Trump emphasized upon changing President Obama’s Policy and reconsidering Pakistan as an ally for US and start thinking of them as something else.

‘Questioning the secretary of state’

In 2014, Trump questioned the then US secretary of State about his knowledge about the possession of nuclear weapons by Pakistan, Iran and North Korea.

‘The lone savior’

After an attack on a church in Lahore during Easter celebration which killed more than 70 people, Trump claimed to be the only one who can solve the problem of radical Islamic terrorism.

‘I love Pakistan’

After winning the elections, a video surfaced on social media in which Donald Trump expressed his infatuation for Pakistan.

‘I can be the mediator’

In October, 2016, Trump in an interview with Hindustan Times showed his willingness to play the role of mediator between the nemesis India and Pakistan.

“If it was necessary I would do that. If we could get India and Pakistan getting along, I would be honoured to do that. That would be a tremendous achievement… I think if they wanted me to, I would love to be the mediator or arbitrator.

‘Terrific guy, Fantastic people’

After Trump won the presidential elections, he and the then-Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif had a phone call. The ‘unusually candid’ transcript of that call was given out to media which said:

You have a very good reputation. You are a terrific guy,” it goes. In addition, Pakistan is “a fantastic country, fantastic place” with the most “intelligent” people and “your country is amazing with tremendous opportunities”.
However, later President Trump’s also released a brief statement citing their version of the conversation:

Describing it as a “productive conversation”, the two discussed how they would achieve “a strong working relationship in the future”, the US-statement said.

“President-elect Trump also noted that he is looking forward to a lasting and strong personal relationship with Prime Minister Sharif.”

‘Valued Partner’

In 2017, eight months after being elected the president of the United States, in an interview to the New York Times, Trump called Pakistan a “valued partner” but alleged it for harboring terrorist.

“We can no longer be silent about Pakistan’s safe havens for terrorist organizations, the Taliban and other groups that pose a threat to the region and beyond.”

“Pakistan has much to gain from partnering with our effort in Afghanistan. It has much to lose by continuing to harbour criminals and terrorists. In the past, Pakistan has been a valued partner.”

‘Better relation’

Last year, after Pakistan security forces successfully rescued US-Canadian couple, President Trump thanked Pakistan.

‘Naive US’

In his most recent tweet, President Trump again accused Pakistan of harboring terrorists. He also said that US foolishly gave aid to Pakistan and only got lies and deceit in return.


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