I can hear the heads of Progressives exploding over this one.
Last night, President Trump tweeted out his support to Senator Rand Paul who one day earlier announced on Thursday via twitter plans to introduce a proposal apply the funds that would “have gone to Pakistan and put it in an infrastructure fund to build roads and bridges here at home…”
Why not fund infrastructure projects with the foreign aid money to Pakistan which President Donald J. Trump suspended last week? America first!
Good idea Rand! https://t.co/55sqUDiC0s
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 6, 2018
I’m introducing a bill to end aid to Pakistan in the coming days. My bill will take the money that would have gone to Pakistan and put it in an infrastructure fund to build roads and bridges here at home. pic.twitter.com/SHlA00rWEd
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) January 4, 2018
Fox News by Bradford Betz
…On Thursday, the U.S. announced plans to end up to $2 billion in security assistance to Pakistan. The reasoni: The U.S. State Department contended that Pakistan had failed to take “decisive action” against Taliban militants targeting U.S. personnel in neighboring Afghanistan.
The figure represents about $1 billion in planned military assistance, including $255 million that was placed on hold in August, and about $900 million in Coalition Support Funds inteded to reimburse Pakistan for counterterrorism operations.
Earlier in the week, President Trump contended that the U.S. had “foolishly” given Pakistan more than $33 billion in aid over the last 15 years and had gotten nothing in return but “lies & deceit.”
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