Donald Trump reveals his myopic view of India
Although US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Sunday claimed to become “best friends” with India, if elected to the White House in the upcoming elections, he revealed his limited knowledge about the ‘best friend’.
“I am a big fan of Hindu, and I am a big fan of India,” Trump said, seeming to entangle the faith with the nation, perhaps forgetting that India is a secular nation. “Big, big fan,” Trump declared speaking at an Indian-American charity event organised by the Republican Hindu Coalition.
“Under a Trump administration, we are going to become even better friends,” Trump said. “In fact, I’ll take the word ’even’ out because we are going to be best friends. There won’t be any relationship more important to us,” Trump said.
Trump promised that if voted to power, India and the US would become “best friends” and have a phenomenal future together. “India is the world’s largest democracy,” he said. “And is a natural ally of the US.”
At the event, Trump also praised the Narendra Modi government in India. “I look forward to doing some serious bureaucratic trimming right here in the United States,” Trump said.