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    Trump Tweet Lashes Out at Pakistan

    He must have made a resolution. In President Donald Trump’s first tweet of the new year, he accused Pakistan of “lies and deceit,” claiming the nation harbors terrorists. Trump said the U.S. was foolish to have provided Pakistan with more than $33 billion in aid, and reports last week indicate the U.S. may withhold a planned $255 million payment to the country. Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif dismissed Trump’s outburst as frustration over “the U.S. defeat” in Afghanistan, while U.S. ambassador David Hale was reportedly summoned to meet with Pakistani authorities over the tweet.

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