Mohammad Baqir, 38, doesn’t really know what Twitter is. He thinks it is something like Facebook. His daughters helped him create an account to stay in touch with their distant family. But Baqir, a resident of Kabul who earns his living as a driver, does know that US President Donald Trump recently made a statement on Twitter that made a lot of Afghans very, very happy.
Baqir isn’t a lone voice. Many Afghans are beginning to speak up in support of Trump. The US president may be facing a lot of heat at home, but his tweet against Pakistan is earning him new fans in Afghanistan and India.
In his first tweet of 2018, Trump sent a scathing threat to Pakistan, one that has caused ripples across the region. “The United States has foolishly given Pakistan more than 33 billion dollars in aid over the last 15 years, and they have given us nothing but lies and deceit, thinking of our leaders as fools. They give safe haven to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan, with little help. No more!” he tweeted.
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