WATCH as Pakistanis react angrily to Trump’s inflammatory tweet

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January 3, 2017 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos

ISLAMBAD, Pakistan – Islamabad citizens reacted angrily to US President Donald Trump’s tweet accusing Pakistan of not doing enough to fight terror and his threats to withdraw financial aid on Tuesday.

Civil servant Zeeshan said, “If he is a man and offers his aid to us, let him do it, we will throw his aid in his face.” A shopkeeper added, “We will opt for starvation but will never beg Americans.”

Protests have occurred all across the country.

In his first foreign policy tweet for 2018, Trump claimed that Pakistan has only give the US “lies and deceit”.

“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!,” his tweet said.

On Tuesday, Pakistan’s prime minister, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, chaired a national security committee (NSC) meeting of civilian and military chiefs, focusing on Trump’s tweet. The discussion, which lasted nearly three hours, was brought forward by a day and followed a meeting of army generals, The Guardian reported.

“Recent statements and articulation by the American leadership were completely incomprehensible as they contradicted facts manifestly, struck with great insensitivity at the trust between two nations built over generations, and negated the decades of sacrifices made by the Pakistani nation,” the NSC said.

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