Trump claimed that India's PM Modi had asked him to mediate the dispute with Pakistan over Kashmir. Modi said the dispute doesn't need a 3rd party interference and accused Trump of lying.
Mondayís meeting between President Trump and Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan was meant to prioritize Afghanistan and the ongoing U.S.-Taliban talks. Instead, Trumpís clumsy handling of the meeting has ended up making it all about relations between India and Pakistan ó and left New Delhi with no option but to effectively say what many others have said before: that Trump is a liar.
First, Trump boasted that he could win the 18-year-old war in Afghanistan ďin a week,Ē a comment so absurd and ill-informed that it is unworthy of a rebuttal. Then he waded into the middle of a tenuous relationship between Delhi and Islamabad, governments that are only just emerging from the shadows of heightened tensions. He claimed that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had asked him to play the role of mediator between the two countries and offered to get involved in a bid to resolve the long-standing dispute over the Kashmir issue.