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I’ve been making dinner and listening to the huge “Howdy, Modi!” rally in Houston with President Trump and Prime Minister Modi. It’s pretty enjoyable. It appears to be a huge crowd, and the Fox youtube clip I’m watching begins with awesome pounding drums.
After the drums stopped in a fabulous climax, a lovely young woman sang “The Star-Spangled Banner.” When she finished, the crowd burst into chants of “USA! USA!” After the Indian anthem, the crowd began chanting “Modi! Modi!” as the president also applauded.
Huge cheers and applause for the president, for Modi. Huge cheers when the president spoke of the NBA coming to Mumbai, and asking Modi if he could come for it. Huge applause and cheers for Trump’s line on opposing Islamic terrorism.
At the conclusion of Trump’s remarks, he says that he will leave and let the audience listen to the wisdom of Modi, who is a very wise man. That’s just beginning as I finish up writing this post, so I haven’t heard the wisdom yet, which will not be translated, so I can’t understand most of it anyway.
I don’t know that any American president previous to President Trump has had a massive campaign rally with a foreign head of state. It was a great way to spend the dinner prep, but I wonder what you all might think of it?