//Trump arrives in India to talk at giant rally, first go to as president

Trump arrives in India to talk at giant rally, first go to as president

President Trump and first woman Melania will go to India’s most well-known attraction on Monday, the Taj Mahal, hours after the U.S. chief gave a rousing speech to greater than 110,000 at a cricket stadium in Ahmadabad.

He was greeted by giant crowds on the rally the place he introduced a $three billion deal that may ship state-of-the-art army helicopters to the nation.

The “Namaste Trump” rally was a sequel to the “Howdy, Modi” occasion Trump held with prime minister Narendra Modi in Houston final September.

Trump’s motorcade handed alongside seemingly limitless crowds in Ahmedabad with many cheering and waving American flags on the way in which to the 110,000 capability Sardar Patel Stadium the place the rally was carried out.

Giant billboards have been unfold all through the route displaying Modi alongside Trump and his spouse Melania.

A man takes a selfie with portraits of U.S. President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi painted on a wall ahead of Trump's visit, in Ahmadabad, India, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020. Trump is scheduled to visit the city during his Feb. 24-25 India trip. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)

A person takes a selfie with portraits of U.S. President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi painted on a wall forward of Trump’s go to, in Ahmadabad, India, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020. Trump is scheduled to go to the town throughout his Feb. 24-25 India journey. (AP Picture/Ajit Solanki)

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Close to the doorway to the stadium, camels on both facet of the highway have been seen greeting the motorcade, which the announcers described as a “camelcade.” The most important cricket stadium on the planet seemed to be full, with banners displaying the Trump’s identify all through.

Earlier than Modi and Trump got here out on stage, the tune “Macho Man” by the Village Folks was heard taking part in within the stadium. When the music stopped, they arrived on stage, and each leaders held the arms of one another into the air.

Shortly after every nation’s nationwide anthem performed, Modi started talking to the group about shared values and concepts as Trump sat in his chair beside Melania. All three have been situated in a big bulletproof container that took up a lot of the stage.

When Modi handed the rostrum to Trump, the president thanked these in attendance for the welcome he acquired, including that he and Melania would bear in mind the hospitality given.

“America will at all times be devoted and constant buddies to the Indian individuals,” Trump mentioned. He introduced that he’ll promote three billion {dollars} value of state of artwork helicopters and different gear to the nation.

“I am happy to announce that tomorrow our representatives will signal offers to promote over $three billion within the absolute best cutting-edge army helicopters and different gear to the Indian armed forces,” Trump mentioned.

He additionally introduced that his administration is working with Pakistan to crackdown on terrorists working within the nation. On the similar time, he exclaimed his relationship with Pakistan is a “superb one.”

“The USA and India are additionally firmly united in our iron-clad resolve to defend our residents from the specter of radical Islamic terrorism,” Trump mentioned. “Each of our nations have been damage by the ache and turmoil of terrorism and that terrorism brings.”

Trump gave his predictions on poverty and the way forward for India on the heels of a 2019 United Nations Improvement Programme report which mentioned that 271 million individuals have been lifted out of poverty from 2005 to 2017.

“India will quickly be the house of the largest center class anyplace on the planet,” Trump mentioned. “And inside lower than 10 years, excessive poverty in your nation is projected to fully disappear. The potential for India is totally unimaginable.”

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Trump is anticipated to go to the enduring Taj Mahal later within the day.