‘I Like PM Modi, We’ve Got To Talk A Little Business,’ Trump says In Fresh StatementFebruary 21, 2020
Gandhinagar: In a fresh statement regarding his maiden India visit, the United States President Donald Trump on Friday again hinted that the two countries could possibly have a trade deal, as he claimed that a crowd of 6-10 million people will turn up at his roadshow in Gujarat.
While addressing a packed re-election campaign rally in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Trump said that around 6-10 million people are going to show up at the largest stadium in the world, which is much higher than the figures put up by the Ahmedabad municipal body.
“I am going to India next week and we are talking trade. They have been hitting us hard for many years, but I really like Prime Minister Modi. We have got to talk a little business. They give us one of the tariffs – they give us tariffs, one of the highest in the world,” Trump said towards the end of his address.
“But anywhere from 6-10 million people are going to be showing up at the largest stadium in the world, which is brand-new and beautiful. The only problem with doing that, Modi said, we will have 10 million people. We have thousands of people who cannot get in. It’s going to look like peanuts from now on. I’ll never be satisfied with the crowd if we have 10 million in India,” he said.
Earlier in his commencement address at the Hope for Prisoners Graduation Ceremony in Las Vegas, the US President said “We’re going to India, and we may make a tremendous deal there.” Trump indicated that the talks on this might slowdown if he did not get a good deal. “Maybe we’ll slow down. We’ll do it after the election. I think that could happen too. So, we’ll see what happens,” he said.
“But we’re only making deals if they’re good deals because we’re putting America first. Whether people like it or not, we’re putting America first,” Trump said.
Trump, accompanied by First Lady Melania Trump, is scheduled to travel to Ahmedabad, Agra and New Delhi on February 24 and 25.
Ahead of the visit, there have been talks about India and the United States agreeing on a trade package as a precursor to a major trade deal.
Bilateral India-US trade in goods and services is about three per cent of the US’ world trade.
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