Pakistan says Donald Trump called Nawaz Sharif ‘a terrific guy’ with ‘a very good reputation’ – Times of India

In ‘yuge’ news, US President-elect Donald Trump pressed on with his love for hyperbole and vague generalizations, and purportedly told beleaguered Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif yesterday that he’s a “terrific guy”, “has a very good reputation” and added that he is “ready and willing to play any role that you want me to play” to address outstanding problems.That is, Trump said this to Sharif according to a Pakistan government press release of a phone conversation between the two, after Sharif called the US President-elect to congratulate him.In his country, Sharif is under investigation for funnelling money abroad, after his and his family members’ names were mentioned in the Panama Papers.The US real estate magnate supposedly also told Sharif “it will be an honor” and that he will “personally” play any role to “find solutions to the outstanding problems” – problems that Trump didn’t specify.Trump also purportedly told Sharif that he feels like he’s “talking to a person I have known for long” and that Pakistanis “are one of the most intelligent people.” He apparently urged Sharif to “feel free” to call him at “any time even before 20th January that is before I assume my office.”

Source: Pakistan says Donald Trump called Nawaz Sharif ‘a terrific guy’ with ‘a very good reputation’ – Times of India