Trump wants to drop countries that aren't friends, may end US aid to SA

Trump wants to drop countries that aren't friends, may end US aid to SA

- President Donald Trump is looking into cutting aid to the countries that don't benefit the USA

- South Africa is one of the countries that aren't considered advantageous to the US

- This announcement comes at a time when relations between SA and the US are strained over the land issue

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America's president warned that the country will be cutting ties with countries that aren't beneficial to it.

President Donald Trump was speaking in New York and said he is serious about ending foreign aid to countries that have no respect for America.

The Daily Maverick reported that President Trump said an investigation into this matter has been launched. He wants to know which countries are not 'giving back to the UN and US'.

President Trump thanked the UN for their hard work to give people better lives. He added that the USA is the largest provider of foreign assistance.

But according to the American president, few countries 'give back'.

America is looking at the assistance given to foreign countries and at "what is working and what is not working". It will then be decided which countries will receive aid.

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South Africa is one of the countries that could possibly be cut off. Nikki Haley, the American ambassador at the UN, hinted earlier in 2018 that South Africa is one of the countries that do not benefit the US.

This comes at a time when relations between the US and SA is a little strained.

Briefly.co.za reported earlier that President Ramaphosa took a dig at US President Donald Trump over his now infamous tweet regarding land reform and said Trump was ill-informed on the subject.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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