Trump calls Pakistan ‘vital problem’ for US


WISCONSIN: Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Tuesday termed Pakistan “a vital problem” for the United States (US) “because they have a thing called nuclear weapons”.


Trump on Tuesday said that amongst all the presidential hopefuls only he can solve the problem of “radical Islamic terrorism”. Referring to Pakistan during an interview with CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, Trump said, “They have to get a better hold of the situation.” Trump had tweeted ‘I alone can solve’ after a suicide blast in Lahore on Sunday which killed at least 74 people.


Explaining his earlier statement, he said: “When I see they [the attackers] put it [the bomb] in a park and there were mostly Christians although many others were killed…I think it is absolutely a horrible story,” said Trump. “But I am talking about radical Islamic terrorism. I will solve it better than anyone else running,” he claimed.


When questioned about nuclear security and American defence policy, the billionaire said that although the US has traditionally provided military support to Saudi Arabia, Japan, Germany and South Korea, it may be time to change the existing policy. Trump was of the opinion that support of these countries had resulted in a budget deficit for the US, so they should start protecting themselves. “Saudi Arabia makes $1 billion a day. We support them militarily and they pay us a fraction of what they should be paying us, of the cost,” he said, adding that the US is “better off” if they stop spending money on the defence of other countries.

News Courtesy: Daily Times Pakistan

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