Monday, February 24, 2020

Stadium at Moteram, Gujarat, India - jam packed from early morning & eagerly awaiting arrival of @realDonaldTrump

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President Donald Trump addressed an enormous cheering crowd with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in India on Monday, praising his host country’s progress and economic success. “America loves India, America respects India, and America will always be faithful and loyal friends to the Indian people,” Trump said to a crowd of more than 100,000 people at India’s Sardar Patel Gujarat Stadium in Ahmedabad. The president delivered a speech flattering India’s rise to prosperity under Modi as the largest Democracy in the world and a friend to the United States. “The story of the Indian nation is a tale of astounding progress a miracle of democracy extraordinary diversity and overall a strong and noble people,” he said. The president acknowledged the strength of India’s democracy and the economic progress achieved under the leadership of Modi, whom Trump described as his “true friend and praised his rise to power beginning as a poor tea-seller in India. “Everybody loves him, but I will tell you this, he is very tough,” Trump said. Trump noted that under Modi, India’s middle class was rising, over 270 million people had been lifted out of poverty and more homes had electricity, connections to the internet, and improved infrastructure. “India’s rise as a prosperous and an independent nation is an example to every nation all over the world most assorting achievements of our century.”

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