Indian-American Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley has said that Pakistan is home to at least a dozen terrorist organizations and should not get any aid from the US, intensifying her attack on America’s opponents.
The two-term governor of South Carolina and former US ambassador to the United Nations formally launched his 2024 presidential bid last month. “Pakistan is home to at least a dozen terrorist organizations.
#CuteeveryCent,” Haley tweeted on Wednesday.
For the past few days, Haley has been speaking on US foreign policy and stressing that the US should not provide any financial aid to countries that are friends and allies of China and Russia. Haley wrote in an op-ed in the New York Post on Sunday that if elected, she would end foreign aid to countries like China and Pakistan that hate America. In an interaction on Sunday, she reiterated her pledge to cut US foreign aid to countries that are friends and followers of Russia and China, two of America’s adversaries.
Haley, who announced her candidacy on February 14, is all set to appear at the Conservative Political Action Conference as a star speaker alongside her former boss and former President Donald Trump.As per the schedule, she will speak on Friday morning, and another presidential candidate, Vivek Ramaswamy, is scheduled for Friday afternoon.
According to Haley, the Biden administration has resumed military aid to Pakistan, although it is home to at least a dozen terrorist organizations and its government is deeply indebted to China.
She said that as the US ambassador to the United Nations, she strongly supported then-President Donald Trump’s decision to cut nearly $2 billion in military aid to Pakistan because the country supported terrorists who kill US soldiers.
“It was a huge victory for our troops, our taxpayers, and our vital interests, but it was not nearly enough. We still gave them too much in other aid. As president, I will block every penny.”
Born Nimrata Nikki Randhawa to immigrant Punjabi Sikh parents, Haley is the third Indian-American to run for the US presidency in three consecutive election cycles. Bobby Jindal ran in 2016, and Kamala Harris, the Vice President, is running in 2020