Trump Administration Slashes Aid to Afghanistan

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The Trump administration has made the decision to slash aid to Afghanistan following a visit by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

According to The Hill:

The Trump administration is cutting $1 billion in assistance to Afghanistan after its rival leaders failed to resolve their dispute following Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s visit there Monday.

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“The United States deeply regrets that Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and former Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah have informed Secretary Pompeo that they have been unable to agree on an inclusive government that can meet the challenges of governance, peace, and security, and provide for the health and welfare of Afghan citizens,” Pompeo said in a statement.

He added the United States is “disappointed” in both men’s conduct, saying “their failure has harmed U.S.-Afghan relations.”

“Because this leadership failure poses a direct threat to U.S. national interests, effective immediately, the U.S. government will initiate a review of the scope of our cooperation with Afghanistan,” he said.

Pompeo also warned that the United States is prepared to cut an additional $1 billion in funding for next year, as well.

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JohnGaltTexas
JohnGaltTexas
2 years ago

Bravo!!!!

silverfox1000
silverfox1000
2 years ago
Reply to  JohnGaltTexas

About time!

jake heckler
2 years ago

It’s about time!!!

MillieK
MillieK
2 years ago

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.

Tony Winters
Tony Winters
2 years ago

We need to Re-Evaluate all of our Foreign Aid. I don’t understand why we give money to all of these countries hate us and our way of life. The muslim holy book tells them that they must convert all non-believers to islam. If people will not convert to islam the bust either be enslaved or killed. Now I may be over sensitive but I take offense to people who want to kill me. Here is my take on all of this foreign aid. If the aid does not benefit the USA then that aid should be terminated. There are many in the middle-east that hate us even after we give them Billions in aid, so let them keep hating us and we keep our money. They still hate us but we have a lot of money that we can and should be spending on our own people.

Hal
Hal
2 years ago
Reply to  Tony Winters

Unfortunately our politicians are skimming off the top so they will continue to approve these aid packages.

Marcus Ellis
Marcus Ellis
2 years ago
Reply to  Tony Winters

Excellent

bagster53
bagster53
2 years ago

another useless war go in wipe out the talieban and have it over with

carol
2 years ago
Reply to  bagster53

YES WIPE OUT THE TALIBAN, THAT’S THE ONLY THING THEY CAN UNDERSTAND.

Steven Earle
Steven Earle
2 years ago

Huray! About time, cut every American penny they would get permanently unless they decide to act like civilized people. Little chance of that though.

Keith Clark
Keith Clark
2 years ago

It’s all borrowed money. Just pull out and make it very clear that an attack on America will be met with one of our cheap cold war surplus Hydrogen Bombs.

paul filing
2 years ago

The only reason we are in Afagan. is to guard and protect the poppy fields. End of story. $$

Renee
Renee
2 years ago

CUT IT ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

kbhret
kbhret
2 years ago

Foreign Aid is just another way OUR elected nitwits waste our money.
Indeed, the U.S. has the best allies money can buy.
Every country on this planet receives money from America.
And what is our current debt??????????

Gerhard
Gerhard
2 years ago
Reply to  kbhret

To me the truth of the matter is that ” you can’t buy so called friends with money” because when the chips are down where are they to help us ??

Jose
2 years ago

Don’t forget these people are contributing to their campaign so they continue to be a permanent career politician. Down with
these lobbyists, should be barred from Congress for supporting
career and that are power hungry. Let’s keep our money for its
citizens and not the illigal migrants. The world want our $ for free
as they continue hating us as they laugh at our faces, spitting hatred and killing us and the crooked politicians wants to keep open borders ?!!!!

Gerhard
Gerhard
2 years ago

Well done Mr.President !!! Again you showed “guts” !!

Mike F
Mike F
2 years ago

Anyone not living up to their promises and are putting on a dog and pony show for cash should see Zero Balance on foreign aid.

David MacKAY
David MacKAY
2 years ago

Canada’s Trueau will more than likely replace the money that Trump had cut

Erika
2 years ago

We must make sure that President Trump will stay in the White House for the next 4 years. We have a lot to repair now and we need all the money we are spending on all those ungrateful and worthless parasites and restore our own country. Make America Great again.
Our President has our best interest at ❤. He is the best. M A G A !

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