Trump’s tweets - Opinion

Trump’s tweets

Posted: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 10:26 am

President Trump launched a barrage of tweets on Jan. 2 dealing with Pakistan, Iran, North Korea, the new tax law and a few other subjects — one of them addressing the Palestinians and Israel. In doing so he contradicted his previous positions and threatened to further destabilize a region for which he has long promised to deliver the “ultimate deal.”

Riffing on his outrage in his New Year’s tweet that in exchange for billions in U.S. aid, Pakistan has “given us nothing but lies & deceit,” Trump complained, “We pay the Palestinians HUNDRED OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS a year and get no appreciation or respect. They don’t even want to negotiate a long overdue peace treaty with Israel.” In a similar vein the next day, he called for cutting off U.S. aid to the Palestinian Authority.

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