American journalist and anchor at NBC News Megyn Kelly gave social media plenty of reasons to pummel her over her asking Prime Minister Narendra Modi if he is on Twitter. Modi, on the other hand, tweeted about his interaction with the 'noted journalist and commentator'.
Kelly launched her new show with an interaction featuring Russian President Vladimir Putin and PM Modi at Konstantin Palace in St. Petersburg. However, she soon found herself being slammed on social media for her not doing her homework properly while greeting the Indian Prime Minister.
The exchange took place before Ms Kelly recorded the meeting for her show at the Konstantin Palace. While she was greeting the two leaders, PM Modi said he had seen a post by the journalist with an umbrella.
This is what happened when met NBC News anchor Megyn Kelly met Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he was with Russion President V Putin.
The 'noted journalist' was surprised when PM Modi said: "I saw your tweet...with umbrella." "Oh really, did you? Are you on Twitter?" was her response. Modi joined in the laughter and said, "Yes." Ever since the interaction made its way to the social media, the Indian Twitterati has gone on a trolling spree on the journalist's absurd question has been brutal.
How Twitterati reacted after listening to the conversation between NBC News anchor Megyn Kelly and PM Modi when she asked the Indian PM, "are you on Twitter?"-
This was funny ????â€” Nitin Kapoor (@NitinKapoor2020) June 2, 2017
While @narendramodi had done his homework Ms. Kelly had not researched her subjects well??.
The first thing I do before..
Let's not cry for her negligence.. let's enjoy our PM Modi's sense of humour and preparedness, attention to details!â€” Praveen ?????? (@pkshirali) June 2, 2017
No wonder we are screwed up. She asks if the PM of India is on Twitter. duh, he only has 30M + followers...how about basic research?â€” Radman ?????????? (@radbcc) June 2, 2017
That awkward moment whn a journalist wit 2.3 M followers ask a PM of biggest democratic state wit 30.3 M followers "Are you on Twitter?" :pâ€” Kunal Manusmare (@storieskecher) June 2, 2017
How silly, a "journalist" is going to interview a head of a nation and doesn't know he has over 48Million (30+18) followers!â€” GB (@_Gbhat) June 2, 2017
Narendra Modi came out of syllabus. It happens she had gd conversation with Putin, preparedness limited to Putin.â€” RadiantSafdar (@safderwahab) June 2, 2017
Seriously Kelly ? You asking PM Modi if he is on Twitter! Wow! This qualifies for the dumbest question of 2017.â€” StoryTeller (@AStoryTeller14) June 2, 2017
????â€” randomthoughts (@gauravlavania) June 2, 2017
Someone from a "news" channel doesn't know that Indian Prime minister is on Twitter!
Boy oh boy.
These "news" channels, I tell ya!