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Trump blasts Pakistan as 'fools,' charging the country let bin Laden hide there despite receiving US

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From FOX News

Trump blasts Pakistan as 'fools,' charging the country let bin Laden hide there despite receiving US $$

President Trump on Monday blasted Pakistan, charging that its government helped 9/11 mastermind Usama bin Laden hide in the country as the president defended his administration’s decision to pull hundreds of millions of dollars in military aid.

He first made comments about Pakistan and its alleged lack of cooperation with the U.S. during the hunt for bin Laden during an exclusive interview on “Fox News Sunday.”

“Of course we should have captured Osama Bin Laden long before we did. I pointed him out in my book just BEFORE the attack on the World Trade Center. President Clinton famously missed his shot. We paid Pakistan Billions of Dollars & they never told us he was living there. Fools!” Trump tweeted Monday, doubling down on his comments from over the weekend.

The president’s comments come just months after his administration moved to suspend $300 million in military aid to Pakistan for not doing enough to battle terrorist groups inside its borders. Earlier this year, the Pentagon also suspended nearly $1 billion in aid to Pakistan for what Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and other top officials said at the time was Islamabad’s failure to take on the Haqqani terrorist network.

COMMENT:-

FIRST - Possibly the FOX News headline writers should actually read the article before writing the headline. Mr. Trump was NOT calling Pakistan stupid, he was saying that the actions of the US government were stupid. Those actions encompassed not only the terms of Mr. Obama, but also the terms of Mr. Bush (and others before them).

SECOND - A lot of people say that I never give Mr. Trump any credit when he gets it right. In this case


Mr. Trump got it right.

THIRD - To put the situation into "The Art of the Deal" terms, Pakistan got the pianos and doesn't see why it should pay for them now that it has them. Not only that, but Pakistan never had any intention of paying for the pianos which anyone who took even a cursory look at Pakistan's prior history of piano purchases would know.
 

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To think we can trust Pakistan is stupid.

The most wanted man in the world....hiding in a building a few miles from an army base...and no one noticed? Piffle. **** Pakistan.
 
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