President Donald Trump says he has asked Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to take a “hard look” at U.S. foreign assistance.
Trump said in Tuesday’s speech to the U.N. General Assembly the U.S. is the world’s largest donor of foreign aid “but few give anything to us.” He says that’s why he has asked Pompeo to review the billions of dollars in foreign aid the U.S. hands out each year.
Trump says the review will examine what is working and what is not working and whether countries that receive U.S. aid “have our interests at heart.”
Trump says going forward “we are only going to give foreign aid to those who respect us and, frankly, are our friends.”
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