Indian-origin politician Nikki Haley, who is in the race to become the Republican Party’s presidential candidate in the 2024 US election, has announced her intention to stop funding to enemy countries like Pakistan and China if elected as the President. In an op-ed for the New York Post, Haley stated that a strong America would not provide aid to those who hate it and support terrorism.
Haley criticized the Biden administration for lifting the ban on military aid to Pakistan, which she said supports terrorist organizations that kill American soldiers. She also highlighted the dangers posed by China and stated that American taxpayers’ money should not be spent on environmental programs in China.
Apart from Pakistan and China, Haley also mentioned Belarus and Cuba, calling them out for their close ties to authoritarian regimes and sponsoring terrorism. She emphasized that the interests of America and its allies should be the top priority when it comes to foreign aid.
Haley’s statement on stopping funding to Pakistan and China comes amid increasing tensions between the US and China, with both countries accusing each other of human rights violations and economic espionage. Pakistan has been accused of supporting terrorist groups operating in Afghanistan and India.
The race to become the Republican Party’s presidential candidate will begin in May, with candidates expressing their opinions on a range of issues, including foreign policy. Haley’s vow to stop funding to Pakistan and China could appeal to the party’s conservative base, but it remains to be seen how it will be received by the wider electorate.