by J. Krishnsa Moorthi:
The Clever Mind:
President Donald Trump on Saturday supported a top American senator’s proposal for a bill to stop the U.S. aid to Pakistan for failing to clamp down on terror groups and divert the money for building roads and bridges in the U.S.
“Good idea Rand, ” Trump tweeted, sharing a video of Republican Senator Rand Paul promoting his bill to stop U.S. aid to Pakistan and use the money towards domestic infrastructure projects.
“I am introducing a bill to end aid to Pakistan in the coming days. My bill take the money that would have gone to Pakistan and put it in an infrastructure fund to build roads and bridges here at home,” Paul said, .”The U.S. should not give one penny to countries that burn our flag and chant Death to America. Countries like Pakistan and stonewall access to key information in fighting terrorism don’t deserve our money,” Paul said.
According to a senior Trump administration official, Trump is “frustrated’ at Pakistan inability to take decisive actions against terrorist groups.”He is talking with leaders of countries in the region. He is monitoring Pakistan and how Pakistan has reacted to our requests,” said the official on condition of anonymity.
“It is matter of frustration [for him]. And kind of information that was coming to him was not satisfying in terms of what we’re looking for from Pakistan to support the South Asia Strategy,” the official said.
This move is really a welcome step of President Donald Trump’s administration, a move forward to eradicate terrorism fully from Pakistan and an end to spread terrorism through the world.