Trump has been criticised in the past for using Twitter to attack foreign governments, without, at times, taking his advisers or administration into confidence. Barbed comments have been tweeted at North Korea, China and Iran, amongst others. Trump is also famously known to seesaw in his perspectives and opinions.


'They do nothing for us'

Trump's most recent tweets about Pakistan came on November 19, when he alleged that Pakistan "would take our money and do nothing for us."
"....We no longer pay Pakistan the $Billions because they would take our money and do nothing for us, Bin Laden being a prime example, Afghanistan being another. They were just one of many countries that take from the United States without giving anything in return. That’s ENDING!" the US president tweeted.

'Better relationship'

Late last year, after a US-Canadian couple and their children were rescued by the Pakistan security forces, Trump thanked the country for its cooperation.

'Valued Partner'

In 2017, eight months after being elected the president of the United States, in a broad interview to the New York Times, Trump called Pakistan a “valued partner” but castigated it for harbouring criminals and terrorist.
"We can no longer be silent about Pakistan’s safe havens for terrorist organizations, the Taliban and other groups that pose a threat to the region and beyond."
"Pakistan has much to gain from partnering with our effort in Afghanistan. It has much to lose by continuing to harbour criminals and terrorists. In the past, Pakistan has been a valued partner."

'Best friends'

The same year, in an interview to The Hindustan Times, Trump said he was willing to play a mediatory role between arch-rivals India and Pakistan.
“Well, I would love to see Pakistan and India get along, because that’s a very, very hot tinderbox... That would be a very great thing. I hope they can do it.”
A few days later, speaking at an event organized by the Republican Hindu Coalition event, he said that India and the United States are “going to be best friends.” Further adding: “There isn't going to be any relationship more important to us."