Trump, who has been known to change track suddenly and without warning, had earlier accused Pakistan of "housing the very terrorists that we are fighting. But that will have to change, and that will change immediately."
Trump's latest tweet, ANI said, was likely to be discussed by Indian leaders and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson when he visits India in the last week of October.
The "Trump-needs-another-hug" comment from Rahul was of course a reference to the many hugs Prime Minister Narendra Modi gives his counterparts.
So much so that he has acquired the reputation of being a "serial hugger".