Donald Trump calls PM Modi his great friend, aims votes from Indian-Americans

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US President Donald Trump (Image: Twitter/ANI)
US President Donald Trump (Image: Twitter/ANI)

Washington : Donald Trump once again hailed his great relationship and terms with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and hoped that Indian Americans will vote for him in the upcoming Presidential polls.

"We have great support from India. We have great support from Prime Minister Modi. I would think that the Indian (American) people would be voting for Trump," the president told reporters at a White House news conference.

Donald Trump was asked if Donald Trump Jr., Ivanka Trump and Kimberly would campaign on his behalf?

"I know India and I understood those young people (Kimberley, Donald J Trump Jr and Ivanka) that you mentioned. They're very good young people. And I know their relationship with India is very good and so is mine," Trump said.

"Prime Minister Modi is a friend of mine and he's doing a very good job. Nothing easy, but he's done a very good job," he said as he recollected his historic address at the 'Howdy Mody' event in Houston last September.

"We had an event in Houston, as you know. And it was a fantastic event. I was invited by Prime Minister Modi and this was a massive (event)... And it was incredible. And the prime minister could not have been more generous. We have great support from India. We have great support from Prime Minister Modi," Trump said.

The president then referred to his India visit early this year in February before the coronavirus pandemic hit the two countries.

"I also, as you know, went to India just prior to the pandemic setting in because India has been hit very hard, left really about a week before that, and we had an incredible time. What we saw the people are so incredible it's really an incredible place, an incredible country and its definitely big," he said.

"But you've got a great leader and he''s a great person," Trump said.

The Presidential polls in America are scheduled for November 3.