President Trump Awarded Medal of Bravery by Afghan Elders for Standing Up to Pakistan

Afghan elders from Logar Province awarded President Donald Trump a Medal of Bravery for his recent comments calling out Pakistan for its duplicity in the war on terror.

“President Donald J.Trump awarded by Gold medal of bravery and appreciation letter from Well known Tribal Elders in Afghanistan due to his strong and straight engagement with Pakistan about decade long war in Afghanistan.”

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reported:

A community gathering in Afghanistan’s Logar Province has awarded U.S. President Donald Trump a “bravery” medal, thanking him for his tough stance against Pakistan.

Said Farhad Akbari, a community leader in the province, told RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan on January 14 that more than 300 people at an informal “jirga,” or council, of concerned citizens agreed to award the medal to the U.S. president.

“This is a handmade medal from available gold,” Akbari said.

He said the handwritten message on the award states: “This Bravery Medal is from the Afghan people to Donald Trump, president of the United States of America.”

Akbari said the cost of the medal was about 45,000 afghanis ($645), considered a large sum for many in the region, about 60 kilometers outside of the capital, Kabul.

He said those supporting the award paid from their own funds and that he personally presented the medal to the U.S. Embassy in Kabul on January 13.

Akbari, who said he fought against Taliban extremists in southeastern Logar Province in recent years, now is head of the Saadat tribe in the region and operates a construction company.

Akbari told RFE/RL that members of the community have “waited 16 years” for someone in the U.S. administration to make comments of the sort that Trump has made in recent weeks concerning Pakistan.

…In a Twitter posting on New Year’s Day, Trump accused Islamabad of taking $33 billion in aid over the past 15 years while offering back “nothing but lies & deceit.”

The White House later announced it was suspending some $2 billion in assistance to Pakistan’s military until it did more to fight terrorism.”

End excerpt. Complete article at RFE/RL at this link.

With the exception of RFE/RL, no American media outlets have reported on Trump being awarded the Medal of Bravery. Only Afghan outlets such as this one have reported the award so far.

Maybe tomorrow…

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