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The Indian answer to Houston’s “Howdy Modi” was “Namaste Trump.” The event was held in what a sign said was the world’s largest cricket stadium, with over 100,000 capacity. Prime Minister Modi greeted President Trump on stage, the two hugging.

After the playing of the American national anthem, PM Modi showed President Trump and First Lady Melania to two chairs, where they sat while he gave a brief introductory speech. President Trump then gave an excellent speech, about 30 minutes, praising his host and the Indian nation’s rapid advance on important metrics like extreme poverty. He emphasized that the Indian people were successfully advancing while a democracy, making this basic point several times without calling out China by name.

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  1. ctlaw Coolidge

    The Democrats are demanding Vice President Pence close US airspace to all inbound flights

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    • February 24, 2020, at 4:10 AM PST
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  2. RyanFalcone Member

    I hope that is some way, this will bring some relief and support to the many Christians being persecuted in many parts of India.

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    • February 24, 2020, at 6:20 AM PST
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  3. Skyler Coolidge

    This is why I like Trump. 

    • #3
    • February 24, 2020, at 10:19 AM PST
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  4. Clifford A. Brown Contributor
    Clifford A. Brown

    The transcripts are still not posted at Whitehouse.gov. This is on par with the lag in posting remarks from the Howdy Modi event. I think the issue is getting agreed translations of both leaders’ remarks, so I image that requires translators, maybe persons in charge of the original language scripts, and a review of the actual recorded remarks.

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    • February 24, 2020, at 10:45 AM PST
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  5. James Gawron Thatcher
    James Gawron Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Clifford A. Brown: He emphasized that the Indian people were successfully advancing while a democracy, making this basic point several times without calling out China by name.

    Cliff,

    This is what an American President is supposed to do and say. Because Obama was slick and Trump has rough edges everyone forgets what is expected of an American President. Trump delivers and Obama did not. Fools who would give up Trump for anything that the other side has to offer should have their head examined.

    Regards,

    Jim

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    • February 24, 2020, at 11:55 AM PST
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  6. Chris Hutchinson Coolidge

    I know the speech must have been good because 70% of the headlines on the first three pages of a Google search are about his mispronunciations.

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    • February 24, 2020, at 11:28 PM PST
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