WASHINGTON: Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Wednesday said
India can help out the US in dealing with the "problem" of "semi-stable"
Trump's remarks came during a town-hall
meeting in Indianapolis in response to a question on how he would deal
with countries like Pakistan, which has sometimes "double dealt" with
"We've given them (Pakistan) money and they've double-dealt us," the interviewer from Fox News said.
problem with Pakistan -- I mean, they have nuclear weapons, and --
which is a real problem. Again, the single biggest problem, we have
nuclear weapons ... But it's semi-unstable and we don't want to see
total instability (in Pakistan)," Trump said.
Trump said the US
has "a little bit of a good relationship" with Pakistan, and if he
becomes the president, he will try to keep good relations with
"That's very much against my grain to say that, but, a
country -- and that's always the country I think, if we give them
money, we help them out, but if we don't, I think that would go on the
other side of the ledger, and that could really be a disaster," Trump
However, the presidential aspirant did not specify what "disaster" he was talking about.
the same time, if you look at India and some of the others, maybe they
will be helping us out, because we're going to look at it," Trump said.
remarks came on a day when lawmakers questioned the rationale behind
the Obama administration giving billions of dollars in aid to Pakistan
without desired results.