Sunday, President Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi shared a stage and showered each other with praise at a “Howdy, Modi!” rally attended by upward of 50,000 people, a rare mass showing for a foreign leader on American soil.
President Trump called the huge gathering a “profoundly historic event,” was greeted with a standing ovation by the Indian-American crowd and his speech was interrupted several times by roars of approval.
He hailed the US-India relationship and the Indian-American community as he reached out to an ethnic group that voted overwhelmingly against him in Y 2016.
“You uphold our values, you uplift our communities and you are truly proud to be American and we are truly proud to have you as Americans,” President Trump said.
PM Modi began his talk inside the NRG Stadium: “Howdy my friends!”
In his remarks delivered in Hindi, he said that he was “impatient to take the country to new heights” and that “today the buzz word in India is development.”
The event has given PM Modi a chance to energize his relationship with Indian-Americans who are active political supporters.
The organizers of the “Howdy, Modi!” event that was kicked off with a 90-min cultural program featuring 400 costumed dancers, were delighted to welcome President Trump.
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