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Protesters shout anti-American slogans in response to U.S. President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, during a protest in Lahore, Pakistan December 13, 2017. The banner reads 'Curse, curse, curse. Every Anti-Islam step of the United States'. REUTERS/Mohsin Raza - RC166A2602C0

Trump’s tweet about Pakistan, explained

Madiha Afzal, nonresident fellow in Global Economy and Development, discusses Trump’s first tweet of 2018, which called out the country of Pakistan for the aid it has received from the United States in the past few years, while accusing the country of providing only “lies and deceit” in return. Afzal analyzes what is surprising about this tweet, and how she thinks relations between the two countries will develop from here.

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