Donald Trump during his press conference in Delhi on February 25, 2020. (Photo Credit: Twitter/ANI)
US President Donald Trump on Tuesday said that he had heard about the violence in Delhi but didn discuss the issue with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Addressing a press conference in Delhi, the US President said that PM Modi told him that he "wants people to have religious freedom". Trump told the reporters that he discussed the issue of terrorism emanating from Pakistan with PM Modi at length and also reiterated his Kashmir mediation offer.
Below are the five key takeaways of Trump's press conference
Religious Freedom In India: "We did talk about religious freedom. The PM said he wants people to have religious freedom. They have worked really hard on it."
Delhi CAA Violence: "I heard about the individual attacks (in Delhi) but I did not discuss it. It is up to India".
Kashmir: "Anything I can do to mediate or help, I would do. They (Pakistan) are working on Kashmir. Kashmir has been a thorn in lots of people's sight for a long time. There are two sides to every story," he said.
Terrorism: "We talked a lot about terrorism emanating from Pakistan at length today. There is no question that it is a problem. They are working on it. I said I will do whatever I can do to help because my relationship with both gentlemen (PM Modi and Pakistan PM Imran Khan) is so good," Trump said.
Trade With India: "We are being charged a large amount of tariffs. I think you have to pay the highest tariff when you deal with India, Harley-Davidson has to pay tremendous tariffs when they send motorcycles here and when India sends to us, there is virtually no tariff," he said.