Trump’s Phone Call With The Pakistani PM Is The Most Trump Thing Imaginable

It’s pretty clear that Donald Trump, in the absence of actual political experience and a desire to fulfil the boring parts of the role of U.S. President, is sort of just kicking a tin along and making it up as he goes.

The Pakistani government released a readout of a phone call where Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif called Trump to congratulate him on his victory. It’s a press release, but it is absolutely unmistakably written in the voice of Donald J. Trump. Behold the calls as released by Pakistan’s Press Information Bureau:
Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif called President-elect USA Donald Trump and felicitated him on his victory. President Trump said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif you have a very good reputation. You are a terrific guy. You are doing amazing work which is visible in every way. I am looking forward to see you soon. As I am talking to you Prime Minister, I feel I am talking to a person I have known for long. Your country is amazing with tremendous opportunities. Pakistanis are one of the most intelligent people. I am ready and willing to play any role that you want me to play to address and find solutions to the outstanding problems. It will be an honor and I will personally do it. Feel free to call me any time even before 20th January that is before I assume my office.

On being invited to visit Pakistan by the prime minister, Mr. Trump said that he would love to come to a fantastic country, fantastic place of fantastic people. Please convey to the Pakistani people that they are amazing and all Pakistanis I have known are exceptional people, said Mr. Donald Trump.

Doesn’t take a genius to recognise Trump’s yugely good register in that.

It’s a notable pivot in tone from Trump’s previous statements on Pakistan. Back in 2012, he used tweet-extender service TwitLonger to sledge ’em:
“Get it straight: Pakistan is not our friend. We’ve given them billions and billions of dollars, and what did we get? Betrayal and disrespect—and much worse.” #TimeToGetTough

Source: Washington Post.

Photo: Getty Images / Drew Angerer.