//Trump, Melania go to famed Taj Mahal after speech in Ahmadabad

Trump, Melania go to famed Taj Mahal after speech in Ahmadabad

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.

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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 pictures in entrance of the constructing.

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump pose as they visit the Taj Mahal in Agra on February 24, 2020. (Photo by Mandel NGAN / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

US President Donald Trump and First Woman Melania Trump pose as they go to the Taj Mahal in Agra on February 24, 2020. (Photograph by Mandel NGAN / AFP) (Photograph by MANDEL NGAN/AFP by way of Getty Photographs)

Earlier, Trump was greeted by giant crowds on the rally the place he introduced a $three billion deal that can 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 best way to the 110,000 capability Sardar Patel Stadium the place the rally was carried out.

Massive billboards had been unfold all through the route exhibiting 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 Ahmedabad, 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 Ahmedabad, India, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020. Trump is scheduled to go to town throughout his Feb. 24-25 India journey. (AP Photograph/Ajit Solanki)

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

Earlier than Modi and Trump got here out on stage, the track “Macho Man” by the Village Individuals was heard enjoying 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 had been situated 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 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 price of state of artwork helicopters and different tools 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 tools to the Indian armed forces,” Trump mentioned.

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 “excellent one.”

“America 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 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 Growth Programme report which mentioned that 271 million individuals had been lifted out of poverty from 2005 to 2017.

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

The Related Press contributed to this report