12 Jan '18, 11am

How Trump's tweet on Pakistan blindsided US officials

How Trump's tweet on Pakistan blindsided US officials

How Trump's tweet on Pakistan blindsided US officials By Reuters Published: January 12, 2018 14SHARES SHARE TWEET EMAIL White House aides and top US officials scrambled to make good on the president’s New Year’s Day holiday tweet. PHOTO: REUTERS WASHINGTON: A surprise New Year’s Day tweet by President Donald Trump in which he appeared to decree an end to US aid for Pakistan, sent US officials scrambling to suspend security assistance without even knowing how much aid they were freezing, four US officials said. The decision to freeze up to about $2 billion in security aid, according to a later estimate by US officials, to a nuclear-armed ally is the latest example of how, nearly a year into Trump’s presidency, US officials sometimes have to scurry to turn his tweets into policy. Pakistan unlikely to expand anti-terror fight The Trump administration had been weighing an aid ...

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