I trust Pakistan, I trust Imran Khan: President Trump

President Trump says people in his position, in the past, treated Pakistan bad

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WASHINGTON: US President Donald J Trump said on Monday that he trusted Prime Minister Khan and Pakistan.

“I trust this gentleman right here. I trust him. He’s a great leader and he’s a brave leader,” said Trump, referring to Prime Minister Imran Khan seated beside him.

In response to a question on whether or not he would like to mediate on the issue of Kashmir, President Trump said that he would.

“Sure. They’re both great countries and this issue has been going on for some time now. But you do need consent from both parties to mediate on the issue,” he said.

Trump said that he would like to arbitrate if India and Pakistan agree.

“I’ve been a great arbitrator. I’ve solved many big issues in the past,” he said.

Throughout the press talk, Trump continued to lavish praise on Prime Minister Khan.

“I have a great relationship with Prime Minister Khan. I also have a great relationship with Prime Minister Modi. I hope they can come together and solve issues between each other’s countries,” he said.

When asked whether he stood with the people of Kashmir and condemned India’s atrocities, Trump tried to give a diplomatic answer.

“Sure. I mean, I would like to see everyone treated well. So let’s hope both the countries come to an understanding,” he said.

The meeting between the two heads of state comes a day after President Trump addressed a huge rally for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Houston.