US not treated well by India, but I like PM Modi a lot: Donald Trump
US President Donald Trump on Tuesday downplayed expectation of a trade deal with India during his visit there next week, saying, “we can have a trade deal with India, but I’m really saving the big deal for later on.” He, however, said that he liked Prime Minister Modi.
“We’re doing a very big trade deal with India. We’ll have it. I don’t know if it’ll be done before the election, but we’ll have a very big deal with India,” Trump told reporters at an airbase outside Washington DC as he flew out west for a series of domestic events next three days before he heads out to India on Saturday.
Trump, who has dubbed India “tariff king” among other epithets, complained again that the US is “not treated very well by India” but said “I happen to like Prime Minister (Narendra) Modi a lot”. Modi, the US President said, bringing in his expectations of a grand spectacle, had told him there will be 7 million people between the airport and the Motera stadium the two are expected to inaugurate.
“The stadium, I understand, is sort of semi under construction, but it’s going to be the largest stadium in the world. So it’s going to be very exciting. But he says between the stadium and the airport, we’ll have about 7 million people. So it’s going to be very exciting. I hope you all enjoy it,” Trump said.
The President’s remarks virtually confirmed that there will at best be a modest outcome of deliverables from the visit, and at the very least, he hopes for a grand spectacle that will impress his constituents back home.
The Indian side too has virtually confirmed that an overarching trade deal is not going to happen given the US insistence on India opening up its vulnerable farm and dairy sector and other contentious issues that the two sides have been unable to resolve despite months of negotiations.
Shekar Natesh • Bangalore • 9 hours ago
What does Mr Trump mean by saying that India has not treated the US well? Does he expect all imports from India to be made free?
Balachandran Nair V• 4 hours ago
Well, it seems that he wanted India to purchase a lot of US defence equipment
Anonymous Delhite • Location • 3 hours ago
Both leaders are peas of the same pod. Both are very divisive and hate mongers , trying to stay in power. For pleasing the US, India is slowly selling away itself.
Aam Aadmi • India • 9 hours ago
US and India have a lot in common.
1. World's largest and most vibrant democracies.
2. Popular political leaders.
3. Ethnically diverse population.
4. Strong, educated workforce
5. Rich cultural heritage.
That the current leaders of these two nations are aligned in their vision is a plus point for the two regions and the world as a whole.
Balachandran Nair V• 4 hours ago
I think Mr. Modi will not do any business that is against the interest of the country
Frequent Flyer • Bhubaneshwar • 8 hours ago
This idiot will exaggerate everything 100 times.
Napota Phukan • 12 hours ago
Almost everyone knew Trump wasn't going any big trade deal with India. He just LIED to India.
Baba Vickram Aditya Bedi • 8 hours ago
India has not been treated well by the U.S. There would be no terror problem in the world if India had had not been stopped by the U.S. and Britain in 1971 from finishing Pakistan. Instead the U.S. looked the other way while Pakistan built atomic weapons.
Vijaya • 4 hours ago
First USA should treat well India.Indians are not beggars like Pakistan
Dravidian • Toronto • 14 hours ago
on seeing the number of coows on the Indian streets, trump will offer a trade deal for the desi coow meat which feku can't refuse.