President Trump and first girl Melania visited the Taj Mahal Monday, hours after the U.S. chief gave a rousing speech to greater than 110,000 at a cricket stadium in Ahmedabad, India.
The president and first girl strolled across the grounds of India’s most well-known attraction, taking within the sights. It was a uncommon event of the president visiting a cultural web site on a global go to.
Trump, who as soon as owned the Trump Taj Mahal lodge and on line casino in Atlantic Metropolis, N.J. which was impressed by the Indian landmark, had by no means visited the Indian web site till now. The president’s daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner had been additionally readily available, taking photographs in entrance of the constructing.
Earlier, Trump was greeted by massive 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 rally, titled “Namaste Trump,” was a sequel to the “Howdy, Modi” occasion Trump held with prime minister Narendra Modi in Houston final September.
Trump’s motorcade handed seemingly infinite 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 had been unfold all through the route exhibiting Modi alongside Trump and his spouse Melania.
Close to the doorway to the stadium, camels on both aspect of the street had been seen greeting the motorcade, which the announcers described as a “camelcade.” The biggest cricket stadium on the earth gave the impression to be full, with banners displaying the Trump’s title all through.
Earlier than Modi and Trump got here out on stage, the track “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 chatting with the gang about shared values and concepts as Trump sat in his chair beside Melania. All three had been positioned in a big bulletproof chamber 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 keep in mind the hospitality given.
“America will at all times be devoted and constant mates to the Indian individuals,” Trump stated. He introduced that he’ll promote $three billion price 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 most interesting state-of-the-art army helicopters and different gear to the Indian armed forces,” Trump stated.
He additionally introduced that his administration is working with Pakistan to crack down on terrorists working within the nation. On the similar time, he exclaimed his relationship with Pakistan is a “superb one.”
“The US and India are additionally firmly united in our iron-clad resolve to defend our residents from the specter of radical Islamic terrorism,” Trump stated. “Each of our nations have been harm 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 stated that 271 million individuals had been lifted out of poverty from 2005 to 2017.
“India will quickly be the house of the most important center class anyplace on the earth,” Trump stated. “And inside lower than 10 years, excessive poverty in your nation is projected to fully disappear. The potential for India is totally unimaginable.”
The Related Press contributed to this report