A recent tweet by the Donald Trump shows that American President is taking U-turn on his policy about Pakistan. He has just accused Pakistan of telling a lie and offering a haven to the terrorists while threatening to stop the further aid. Well, Pakistani Twitter users have come up with a robust response to the Trump’s accusations.
Here is how it all began and what Pakistani social media users have to say.
Trump’s Accusation on Pakistan
In his tweet, Donald Trump lambasted Pakistan by saying that country has fooled American leaders by receiving more than 33 billion dollars in aid. He also accused that in return of this support Pakistan has responded with lies and deceit while offering refuge to the terrorists.
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
Pakistani Twitter users replied to Trump’s accusations by demonstrating the ground realities with the help of facts and figures.
Few Pakistanis stressed upon the need of taking a well-calculated response on this matter. They opined that country should take into account the diplomatic ties and its geopolitical situation.
Pakistan should give calculated response to #DonaldTrump keeping in view our strategic & geopolitical position. The response must not be aggressive & diplomatic channel should be used instead of Media.
— Kiran Raza (@kiranraza_01) January 2, 2018
Users also highlighted the Trump’s contradicting policies about Pakistan by sharing his earlier tweet where he thanked Pakistan for its cooperation on many fronts.
— Saman Siddiqui (@Ssiddiquisaman) January 1, 2018
Pakistanis Response to Trump’s Accusations
Pakistanis have responded to Trump’s accusations in a diverse manner.
Many Twitter users think that American President’s tweet is just a childish act and there is no need to come up with a fierce response at an official level.
So far a level headed stance by Pakistani state and government to that man-child’s rash outburst. Just don’t let the usual reactionary idiots from our side to hijack the issue. For once, we are on the right side of history. We must stay the course.
— Nadeem Farooq Paracha (@NadeemfParacha) January 1, 2018
They also expressed that Trump was good at nothing except posting bitter Tweets.
— Usman Raza Jolaha (@iamusmanjolaha) January 2, 2018
#DonaldTrump Trump is the biggest cartoon in the history and we can simply laugh at his silly tweet about Pakistan.
— Mandylicious (@Mandylicious_co) January 1, 2018
Reprimanding Trump on His Afghan Policy
Users also admonished Trump on his flawed Afghan policies that are far from the ground realities. They asked him to stop playing blame games and take some serious steps for preventing the menace of terrorism.
Pakistan has done more to defeat terrorism than anyone, instead of shifting blame on us, #DonaldTrump must revisit his policy for Afghanistan. We have done what we could for the World now the World must do more to defeat the menace of terrorism rather gragging us into blame game!
— Lt Gen Amjad Shoaib (@GenAmjadShoaib) January 1, 2018
On Reminding about Pakistan’s sacrifices
There is no doubt that Pakistan has sacrificed precious human lives and financial stability for being an American ally in its war on terror. Twitter users didn’t hesitate in coming up with substantial facts that demonstrate how much Pakistan has lost by acting upon America’s policies.
— Selina Saboor (@SaboorSelina) January 1, 2018
While Trump labeled American leaders foolish for billions of dollars in aid, Pakistanis recalled the foolishness of their leaders, for being a part of the war that was never theirs.
Pakistan helped USA in many ways. We gave them free land & air communication,military bases & intel cooperation that decimated Al-Qaeda over last 16yrs.
— Hijab Khan?? (@_Hijab_Khan) January 2, 2018
Twitter users also labeled the Trump’s accusations as degradation of those who lost their lives in the course of the fight against terrorism.
— حسّان ایوبی (@EhsanGPS) January 2, 2018
Pakistan foolishly went into war that was never ours , it cost billions, more than the dollars you gave & thosands of precious lives. USA with its military prowess but terrible strategy failed to defeat Taliban in Afghanistan & now blame Pak for their own failure. #DonaldTrump https://t.co/0Z2sfSgxB0
— Sara Taseer (@sarataseer) January 1, 2018