Prime Minister Imran Khan showed his admiration for U.S. President, Donald Trump. He said that Mr. Trump and he had to do “a lot of out-of-the-box thinking” in order to reach where they are in their political career.
The prime minister shared his opinion on the U.S. presidential candidates, and who he would prefer working with in an interview with Der Spiegel’s Sussane Koelbl in Islamabad.
While expressing his concerns on the upcoming elections and the prospects of winning, Imran Khan said that although Joe Biden was leading the opinion polls, Donald Trump is very unpredictable. Unlike normal politicians, Trump “plays by his own rules”.
To this, the German journalist replied saying, “It sounds like you admire that.”
The prime minister said that being a politician in Pakistan, he had to do a lot of out-of-the-box thinking while relying on social media and then attracting the youth to his rallies. He formed his own party which was the biggest in over 22 years.
“We had to be very unorthodox, and in some ways, Donald Trump does too.”
When asked who he would prefer to work with, Imran Khan replied saying, “What we really want from the US is an even-handed treatment with respect to India, especially with the dispute in Kashmir.”
He warned that the region of Kashmir is a hotspot and could flare up any time.
“The US thinks India will contain China, which is a completely flawed premise. India is a threat to its neighbors, to China, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and to us. It has the most extremist, racist government on the subcontinent. It is a fascist state, inspired by the Nazis in the 1920s and ’30s.”