United States President Donald Trump on Friday (Jan 11) during a meeting with border patrol officials, is appeared to imply that Pakistan is in the Middle East despite the fact that the nuclear-armed country and occasional U.S. ally is in South Asia.
“Yesterday we had 450 apprehensions, Mr President. Out of that, 133 from countries other than the Central American countries and Mexico. India, we apprehended some Pakistanis, some from Romania, on and on and on,” the border official told Trump.
“How many Pakistanis?” Trump asked. “Two yesterday,” the border official replied. “So far this sector has apprehended folks from 41 different countries. Just yesterday we apprehended 133 people from countries other than Central America and Mexico. That includes individuals from India, China, Pakistan, Romania, Ecuador, Nicaragua, on and on and on,” the border guard reiterated, this time addressing the cameras. “So they apprehended people from the Middle East and they do it all the time.”
The Pakistanis/”Middle East” exchange starts around the 2:00 mark here. https://t.co/E9U3g0XU52— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) January 10, 2019
The Pakistanis/”Middle East” exchange starts around the 2:00 mark here. https://t.co/E9U3g0XU52
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) January 10, 2019
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19 January, 2019