Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday introduced US President Donald Trump to the Indian-Americans at the mega 'Howdy, Modi' event in Houston and endorsed him for the next year’s presidential polls. "Abki Baar, Trump Sarkar (This time, Trump government)," Modi told a 50,000-strong India diaspora with President Trump standing beside him.
Modi said he met Trump a few times and every time he has been warm, friendly, accessibly, energetic and full of wit. “And I can say I had a chance to meet him often and every time I found the friendliness, the warmth and the energy,” he said.
"His (Trump’s) name is familiar to every person on the planet. His name comes up almost every conversation in the world on global politics. From CEO to Commander in Chief, from boardrooms to the oval office, from studios to the global stage, from politics to the economy and to security, he has left a deep and lasting impact everywhere," Modi said praising the US President.
Trump has already made the American economy strong again, Modi said. "He has achieved much for the US and for the world… We in India have connected well to him...Abki baar Trump Sarkar," he said, modifying the "Abki Baar Modi Sarkar" slogan coined by the BJP in 2014.
Earlier, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner presented Modi with a key to Houston city upon his arrival at NRG stadium to attend the 'Howdy, Modi'. THe special gesture by the Mayor Turner was made in the recognition of the exceptional relationship shared between the people of India and Houston.