US President boarding his plane for Houston. (ANI Photo)
Ahead of leaving for Houston to attend the ‘Howdy, Modi’ event, US President Donald Trump on Sunday said that he will have a good time with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the mega event. “We’ll be going to Houston and we’ll be at a very nice big stadium packed full of people with Prime Minister Modi,” Trump told reporters on the South Lawns of the White House before he left for Houston.
“He (Modi) asked if I would go with him and I’ve accepted and we’re going to have a good time,” Trump said minutes before he boarded Marine One from the White House lawns. “I hear it’s a tremendous crowd,” he added.
PM Modi and President Trump will address a mega crowd of 50,000 people at NRG stadium in Houston. Organised by the non-profit Texas India Forum, the event, with the tagline ‘Shared Dreams, Bright Futures’, will highlight the contribution of Indo-Americans in United States.
Trump is expected to deliver a major, 30-minute speech on India and Indian Americans at the “Howdy, Modi!” event here in the world’s energy capital, which US officials asserted would bring fresh energy in the long-lasting relationship between the two democracies.
Contrary to what was reported earlier, Trump, the 45th president of the United States, is no longer making a guest appearance or making a notional brief remark at the diaspora event. Trump, who as a Republican presidential candidate in 2016 promised to be India’s best friend, is flying to Houston only to attend the “Howdy, Modi!” event.
(With PTI Inputs)