(Dunya News) - Extending his proclivity of creating diplomatic mess, United States President Donald Trump on Sunday unleashed yet another diatribe against Pakistan while accusing Islamabad of "doing nothing for US".
In an interview to an American news channel, he also accused Pakistan of sheltering the then al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden.
He was referring to the big house bin Laden had lived in in Abbottabad where he was killed in a raid by US SEALs in 2011.
He said America had asked Pakistan to curb terrorism in Afghanistan, which was not complied.
"And we gave Pakistan $1.3 billion a year..." "I am a fan of President Obama and President George W. Bush, both of whom I worked for".
Meanwhile, Trump said that he was briefed on the audio recording of journalist Jamal Khashoggi's apparent murder in Turkey, but said he hasn't listened to it, calling it a "suffering tape" that he was advised not to hear. Trump has been criticized by his political opponents for not visiting either Afghanistan or Iraq in the first two years of his presidency.
"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".
The ties between the two countries strained after Trump, while announcing his Afghanistan and South Asia policy in August a year ago, hit out at Pakistan for providing safe havens to "agents of chaos" that kill Americans in Afghanistan and warned Islamabad that it has "much to lose" by harbouring terrorists. "No more!", Trump tweeted on January 1.