— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 24, 2020
President Trump addressed a loud, cheering crowd of more than 100,000 earlier today at India’s Sardar Patel Gujarat Stadium. He praised India’s growing prosperity and its “ironclad resolve” in joining the global fight against radical Islamic terrorism.
“The First Lady and I have just traveled 8,000 miles around the globe to deliver a message to every citizen across this nation: America loves India, America respects India, and America will always be faithful and loyal friends to the Indian people,” he said.
Five months ago, President Trump welcomed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Houston, Texas, where they were greeted by a lively crowd at the “Howdy Modi” rally.
The sequel took place this morning in Ahmedabad, India, at a rally fittingly called “Namaste Trump.” Speaking in the largest cricket stadium on Earth, President Trump thanked the Indian people “for the contributions your culture and traditions have made to my beloved country.”
A powerful friendship grew between America and India after President Trump’s election, particularly as trading partners. Since Inauguration Day 2017, commerce between the two countries has shot up more than 40 percent. That’s made India into a major market for U.S. exports, and it cemented America as India’s largest export market.
President Trump: America is booming, and that’s good news for India!
The U.S.–India bond under President Trump and Prime Minister Modi is also making American safer and more secure. The two are cooperating closely to defeat global terrorism and combat drug trafficking. Together, they are also calling on other countries in the region—including Pakistan and Iran—to fight terrorism in their own backyards.
Shared values make this alliance possible. “In America and in India, we know that we are all born for a higher purpose: to reach toward our fullest potential, to work toward excellence and perfection, and to give all glory to God,” President Trump said.
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