After visiting the Taj Mahal and addressing a huge gathering in Ahmedabad, Trump reached New Delhi on Monday evening.
Trump will be accorded a ceremonial welcome at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Tuesday morning. Trump will also pay tributes to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat
US President Donald Trump showed up in Ahmedabad today for the primary leg of his lady India trip. Trump was joined by the US First Lady Melania Trump, little girl Ivanka, child in-law Jared Kushner and heavy hitters of his organization. In the wake of arriving in Ahmedabad, Trump visited Mahatma Gandhi’s Sabarmati Ashram. During the visit, Trump and Melania likewise gave their hands a shot the charkha. Prior to leaving, Trump composed a message in the guests’ book of the Ashram.”To my extraordinary companion, Prime Minister Modi – Thank you for this brilliant visit,” composed Trump and marked the message. It was additionally marked by Melania. After the roadshow, both the pioneers came to the recently fabricated cricket arena in Motera and tended to a social affair of more than one lakh individuals at the Namaste Trump occasion. The Trump couple at that point visited Agra for a dusk visit to the notorious Taj Mahal catacomb. The Trumps arrived at Delhi’s Palam Air Force Station on Monday evening. He will be agreed with a stately greeting at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Tuesday morning. Trump will likewise pay tributes to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat. Modi and Trump will later hold confined and appointment level talks at the Hyderabad House here. The US President will remain at ITC Maurya lodging.
Here’s everything that happened on Trump’s India visit on Monday:
Donald Trump lands in New Delhi
Amid anti-CAA protests in northeast Delhi, US President Donald Trump landed in Delhi’s Palam airport. He was received by Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri and other senior officials. He will meet President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi tomorrow.
Trump and Melania depart for Delhi
Yogi Adityanath presents a large portrait of ‘Taj Mahal’ to Trump couple
Agra: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath presents a large portrait of 'Taj Mahal' to US President Donald Trump & First Lady Melania Trump, as they depart for Delhi. pic.twitter.com/IzVCbyOlRi— ANI (@ANI) February 24, 2020
US President Donald Trump has shown up in Ahmedabad today for the primary leg of his lady India trip. Trump is joined by the US First Lady Melania Trump, little girl Ivanka, child in-law Jared Kushner and head honchos of his organization. Subsequent to arriving in Ahmedabad, Trump visited Mahatma Gandhi’s Sabarmati Ashram. During the visit, Trump and Melania likewise gave their hands a shot the charkha. Prior to leaving, Trump composed a message in the guests’ book of the Ashram.”To my incredible companion, Prime Minister Modi – Thank you for this magnificent visit,” composed Trump and marked the message. It was additionally marked by Melania. After the roadshow, both the pioneers came to the recently manufactured cricket arena in Motera and tended to a get-together of more than one lakh individuals at the Namaste Trump occasion. The Trump couple arrived at Agra for a dusk visit to the notorious Taj Mahal catacomb.
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What the US President wrote in visitors’ book
US President Donald Trump’s message in the visitor’s book at the Taj Mahal- “Taj Mahal inspires awe, a timeless testament to the rich and diverse beauty of Indian culture! Thank you, India”.
US President Donald Trump's message in the visitor's book at the Taj Mahal- "Taj Mahal inspires awe, a timeless testament to the rich and diverse beauty of Indian culture! Thank you, India". pic.twitter.com/QtD87OeiYk— ANI (@ANI) February 24, 2020
President Donald Trump, who once owned the former Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, is taking in the breathtaking views of the real Taj Mahal.
Agra: US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump at the Taj Mahal. pic.twitter.com/BDZVQbHJ2T— ANI (@ANI) February 24, 2020
Agra welcomes Trumps
A giant billboard featuring Trump, First Lady Melania Trump, and Prime Minister Modi greeted the couple with a message – ‘Grand welcome of India’s best friend to the City of Love –Agra’.
UP CM Yogi Adityanath welcomes US President
US President Donald Trump and his wife Melania arrived in Agra. Hundreds of artists welcomed the American leader at the airport with beautiful performances reflecting the rich culture of Uttar Pradesh. Trump was received at the Kheria airbase by Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
Uttar Pradesh: US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump received by UP Governor Anandiben Patel and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in Agra. pic.twitter.com/d53DDzMi35— ANI (@ANI) February 24, 2020
25,000 students to welcome Trumps in the city of Taj
About 25,000 school students will welcome US President Donald Trump along his 13 km long route in Agra. Trump will be received by Governor Anandiben Patel and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath at the Kheria airport in the Taj city of Agra.
Namaste Trump was ‘spectacular’: Ivanka
US President Donald Trump’s advisor and daughter Ivanka Trump termed the Namaste Trump event at the world’s largest cricket stadium as ‘spectacular’.
PM Modi closes Namaste Trump event
Prime Minister Narendra Modi takes the stage to thank US President Donald Trump for his kind words. He says, “What you have said about India and its history and culture. I thank you for your acknowledgment. President Trump has not just honored Indians in India but also Indians in the US.”
Donald Trump speaking at Namaste Trump event
–The US and India are committed to working together to stop terrorists and to fight their ideology. For this reason, since taking office my administration is working in a very positive way with Pakistan to crack down on terror organizations and militants that operate on the Pakistani border.
-Our relationship with Pakistan is a very good one. Thanks to these efforts we are beginning to see signs of big progress with Pakistan and we are hopeful for reduced tensions, greater stability & the future of harmony for all of the nations of South Asia.
-Trump praises India’s ‘Chandrayaan’.
-The US looks forward to providing ‘best, most feared military equipment’ to India
-The US to provide military helicopters worth $3 billion to India
–PM Modi, you are not just the pride of Gujarat, you are living proof that with hard work and devotion, Indians can accomplish anything.
–US President mentions DDLJ
Trump gives special shout out to Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli
US President Donald Trump gave a special shout out to Indian cricket legends Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli while speaking at the Motera stadium, as part of the Namaste Trump event. “This is the country where your people cheer on the biggest cricketers, from Sachin Tendulkar to Virat Kohli, the greatest in the world,” said Trump at the event. As soon as Trump mentioned the names of the two biggest cricketers to come out from India, the entire Motera Stadium erupted in joy and a loud cheer. Even India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi was seen having a big smile when the names of Tendulkar and Kohli were mentioned.
–US President Donald Trump invokes Swami Vivekananda.
–In just 70 years, India has become the largest democracy and has become one of the greatest nations in the world. Under PM Modi, villages in India have access to electricity. Over 300 million more have got an internet connection.
-The US will be a loyal friend of India, says US President Donald Trump
– He said that the kind of reception that his family received, from now on India will have a special place in the Trump family’s heart.
-Everybody loves Modi, but I can tell you he is very tough. The rise of India in the last 7 decades has been remarkable.
America loves India: Donald Trump at Namaste Trump event
-Traveled 8000 km to say America loves India, says US President Donald Trump as he began speaking at the Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad. “The First Lady and I have traveled 8000kms to say that America loves India and we respect India. It is a profound honor to be in Motera in this beautiful stadium. Thank you for your spectacular welcome. Melania and my family will remember this forever,” Trump says.
-“Namaste, it is a great honor for me to be here,” the US president said, describing India as an amazing nation.
PM Modi concludes his address at Namaste Trump event
The bonhomie between the two world leaders was displayed once again when Modi hugged Trump at the stadium after he concluded his address at the Namaste Trump event, at Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad.
Gujarat: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump hug each other after the PM concluded his address at #NamasteTrump event, at Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad. pic.twitter.com/p42WSqxXAX— ANI (@ANI) February 24, 2020
Indo-US relationship no longer just another partnership
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said ties between India and the US are no longer just another partnership but have touched far greater heights. Welcoming US President Donald Trump at the ‘Namaste Trump’ event at Motera stadium, he said a “new history” is being created. “Welcome to the world’s biggest democracy,” the Prime Minister said.
Namaste Trump event begins
PM Modi delivers a rousing welcome speech to over 1 lakh audience at Motera Stadium
PM Modi: I think today we can see history being repeated. 5 months back I started my US trip with ‘Howdy Modi’ and today my friend President Donald Trump is starting his Indian trip with ‘Namaste Trump’ here in Ahmedabad.
PM Narendra Modi: You are heartily welcome in the largest democracy of the world. This is Gujarat but the entire country is enthusiastic in welcoming you.
‘Namaste Trump’ event
US President Donald Trump and PM Narendra Modi speak at the ‘Namaste Trump’ event at Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad.
Agra residents eager to catch a glimpse of ‘the Beast’
As the city awaits the arrival of US President Donald Trump for his maiden visit to the Taj Mahal, many residents are eager to catch a glimpse of ‘the Beast’ — the luxurious armored vehicle of the American president. The US Presidential limousine is expected to be part of Trump’s convoy. However, district authorities have kept the details on the ‘Beast’ under tight wraps.
Large crowds cheer Trump-Modi road-show in Ahmedabad
Amid tight security, US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi participated in a road-show today. The road-show was held from Ahmedabad airport to Motera stadium, a distance of nearly 20 kilometers. However, Trump briefly stopped over at Sabarmati Ashram, along with his wife Melania and Prime Minister Modi.
Trump and Modi are on way to Sabarmati Ashram
Donald Trump and PM Narendra Modi are on their way to the Sabarmati Ashram. Locals, performers, and onlookers have gathered along the route in large numbers to greet the two leaders.