Donald Trump disappoints Narendra Modi with China remark: Report
New Delhi : Two journalists from 'the Washington Post' have written a book describing an incident how PM Modi left the conversation with the US President Donald Trump after he gave a remark of India not sharing borders with China.
The incident is from one of their meetings where Donald Trump had apparently told a shocked Narendra Modi: "It’s not like you’ve got China on your border."
Warren Bass, a senior editor at the 'Wall Street Journal', on Wednesday put out a tweet about the new book that begins with the "uninformed" remark made by Trump to Modi.
Trump told a shocked Indian Prime Minister Modi, “It’s not like you’ve got China on your border.” New reporting by the great @PhilipRucker and @CarolLeonnig. https://t.co/NCYxSDzMRZ— Warren Bass (@warren_bass) January 15, 2020
As mentioned in the book, "PM Modi's eyes bulged out of surprise."
"Modi’s expression gradually shifted, from shock and concern to resignation," it says. An aide of Trump concluded that Modi likely "left that meeting and said, 'This is not a serious man. I cannot count on this man as a partner.'", the book added.
The 417-page book, titled ‘A Very Stable Genius’ after Trump’s self-declaration of his deep knowledge about the world, has been written by Philip Rucker and Carol D Leonnig. The duo was part of 'The Washington Post'’s Pulitzer-winning team that worked on Trump and Russia.