Trump was on his maiden official visit to India from February 24 to 25. (Photo Credit: Reuters)
US President Donald Trump on Saturday called Prime Minister Narendra Modi a ‘great guy’ who is loved by his countrymen. Trump was on his maiden official visit to India from February 24 to 25. Addressing a rally in South Carolina, the President said he would never be excited again about crowds after having addressed over 1 lakh spectators in Ahmedabad's Motera Stadium. "I was with the Prime Minister of India, Modi. Great guy, loved by the people of India. And we had an amazing thing. And I went in, and here's the problem. This is a big crowd. And normally I like talking about my crowds because I get the crowds like nobody, but I just got back from 140 or 50 or 60,000 people and now I'm coming here," news agency ANI quoted President Trump as saying.
"I may never be excited again about a crowd after going to India. Think of this, they have 1.5 billion people. We have 350, so we’re doing pretty well, I'll tell you what, but I love this crowd, and I love that crowd too. Tell you they have a great love for ... They have a great love. They have a great leader, and they have a great love for the people of this country. That was really a worthwhile trip," Trump added.
This is not the first time Donald Trump has endorsed his India trip. Earlier this week, Trump had said "India was great" and his whirlwind trip to the country was "very successful". Trump was accompanied by First Lady Melania and a high-powered delegation comprising senior US administration officials, including National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien.
They visited Ahmedabad, Agra and New Delhi before leaving for Washington on Tuesday.
"Just landed. India was great, trip very successful,” Trump tweeted soon after he landed in the US after his 36-hour-long India visit.
As Trump left for the US, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday night thanked the American President for coming to India and said the visit has been a “path-breaking one".
“India-USA friendship benefits the people of our nations and the world,” Modi said in a series of tweets.
During the visit, India and the US on Tuesday finalised defence deals worth USD 3 billion under which 30 military helicopters will be procured from two American defence majors for Indian armed forces.
Trump landed in New Delhi on the evening of February 24 after attending the ‘Namaste Trump’ event in Ahmedabad and visiting the Taj Mahal in Agra.
(With Agency Inputs)