President of the United States of America Donald Trump started off his 2018 with what he does best – angry tweeting.
His first tweet in 2018 was about Pakistan. A tweet that brought a lot of strong responses from Pakistanis and others. Be it anger, trolling, or just plain old putting the hyper-tweeting American President in his place, it garnered quite the response.
Here is his tweet:
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
Pakistanis were quick to let Donald Trump know it was United States’ failure that they haven’t been able to get results in Afghanistan. They made sure that world knows Pakistan won’t be a scapegoat to the policy fiascoes of America.
#DonaldTrump is currently trending on top in Pakistan Twitter trends.
Let’s take a look at how Pakistani Twitter handled the tweet.
It might not be totally out of place to call him that:
#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
No more ‘Do More’, a Pakistani General made it known:
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
This Hasan Ali fan was having none of Trump’s threats:
Pakistan foolishly went into war which was never ours, it costed us more than 100 billion dollars & 70000+ lives. USA with all its military might miserably failed to defeat taliban in Afghanistan & now are blaming Pakistan for their own failures. NO MORE! #DonaldTrump pic.twitter.com/9fs90Bz2nB
— TEAM HASAN ?? (@RealHasanFC) January 1, 2018
A Pakistani journalist summed up Trump’s hypocrisy with only one tweet:
— Murtaza Ali Shah (@MurtazaGeoNews) January 1, 2018
On a lighter note. This user gave life to a dead meme.
— منہ بند پلیز (@Glad_Mind) January 1, 2018
Watch out for the future.
— ISI Pak's Pride (@wiseguy112) January 1, 2018
Sheikh Sahab also had his say:
@ShkhRasheed is not in list of my favorite political leaders, but keeping aside the politics, Rasheed gave consolidated answer to #DonaldTrump, example is like not found. #NoMoreTrump pic.twitter.com/DutURNqmYV
— Usman Malik (@OottoOman) January 1, 2018
Point to ponder.
Finally Trump accept foolishness of Americans. Trump should know Pakistan is no more a Pakistan on 9/11. We are stronger now can manage foolishness of anyone!
He needs to be in manners otherwise Pak should #StopAmericanSuppliesgoing in Afghanistan.#DonaldTrump pic.twitter.com/IGKVs8rOx5
— Usman Raza Jolaha (@iamusmanjolaha) January 1, 2018
Even Pakistani Senators had enough of Trump’s bullying:
If #DonaldTrump continues to bully Pakistan over its failed War on Terror, not only we shall immediately #StopAmericanSupplies to its troops via Pakistan. Either, POTUS had a bad dream or he has gotten up on the wrong side of bed which is why he has lost the plot #NoMoreDoMore
— Senator Faisal Abidi (@SenFaisalAbidi) January 1, 2018
If Trump wants to turn the guns towards someone, it should be him.
— Kiran Raza (@kiranraza_01) January 1, 2018
You won’t find any gold here:
To hell with your aid, we don't need any. It's US who attacked countries in the name of terrorism, rob all their wealth (gold, oil everything) & then keep giving little help to the ppl whose wealth they have looted.#StopAmericanSupplies#NoMore #DonaldTrump #DoMoreUSA #DoMore pic.twitter.com/lgZXagLjXA
— Hijab Khan?? (@_Hijab_Khan) January 1, 2018
This user might just have figured out whats wrong with Trump:
— Saman Siddiqui (@Ssiddiquisaman) January 1, 2018
Some tweeters also pointed out the fact that Pakistan didn’t rely on America completely for its military operations:
— R.D (@RamishDauntless) January 1, 2018
Do we need a Trump of our own?
— Umar FarOoq ?? (@UmarFarooqGL) January 2, 2018
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