On Sunday during his interview with Chris Wallace on FOX News President Trump accused Pakistan of not “doing a damn thing” to assist the US in the War on Terror despite the US sending billions in aid to the Islamic country.
President Trump also accused Pakistan for sheltering Osama bin Laden before his death in May 2011. Trump also said the US could have captured Osama sooner than they did.
Trump: "(Osama bin Laden) lived in Pakistan. We're supporting Pakistan. We gave them $1.3 billion dollars a year, which we don't give them anymore by the way. I ended it, because they don't do anything for us. They don't do a damn thing for us." pic.twitter.com/t65RNoASaR
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) November 18, 2018
Real Clear Politics posted the transcript:
CHRIS WALLACE: Bill McRaven, Retired Admiral, Navy Seal, 37 years, former head of U.S. Special Operations —
PRESIDENT TRUMP: Hillary Clinton fan.
WALLACE: Special Operations —
TRUMP: Excuse me, Hillary Clinton fan.
WALLACE: Who led the operations, commanded the operations that took down Saddam Hussein and that killed Osama bin Laden says that your sentiment is the greatest threat to democracy in his lifetime.
TRUMP: OK, he’s a Hilary Clinton, uh, backer and an Obama-backer and frankly —
WALLACE: He was a Navy Seal 37 years —
TRUMP: Wouldn’t it have been nice if we got Osama Bin Laden a lot sooner than that, wouldn’t it have been nice? You know, living – think of this – living in Pakistan, beautifully in Pakistan in what I guess they considered a nice mansion, I don’t know, I’ve seen nicer. But living in Pakistan right next to the military academy, everybody in Pakistan knew he was there. And we give Pakistan $1.3 billion a year and they don’t tell him, they don’t tell him —
WALLACE: You’re not even going to give them credit —
TRUMP: For years —
WALLACE: for taking down Bin Laden?
TRUMP: They took him down but – look, look, there’s news right there, he lived in Pakistan, we’re supporting Pakistan, we’re giving them $1.3 billion a year, which we don’t give them anymore, by the way, I ended it because they don’t do anything for us, they don’t do a damn thing for us.
This is not the first time President Trump accused Pakistan of harboring Osama bin Laden.
n a February 2011 interview Donald Trump told Piers Morgan “Pakistan probably has Osama bin Laden.”
(Source: CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight, February 10, 2011) pic.twitter.com/kgo8cLFY7z
— Wojciech Pawelczyk (@Woj_Pawelczyk) November 19, 2018