Thursday, November 10th, 2016

Indian PM Narendra Modi congratulates Donald Trump on becoming next US president

Narada Desk | November 10, 2016 1:42 am Print
We look forward to working with you closely to take India-US bilateral ties to a new height, Modi writes

Leaving the Hillary Clinton’s dream to become the first woman US president as “dream” only, Donald Trump garnered peoples’ supports and has been elected the 45th president of the United States of America.

Trump won the race to the White House with 56,897,955 popular votes and 276 electoral votes, compared with 55,877,015 popular votes and 218 electoral votes for Hillary Clinton. The former reality TV presenter swept all key battleground states, including Ohio and North Carolina, to take the White House.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who has been a good friend of the outgoing US President’s Barack Obama, took to Twitter to send his wishes to the newly elected president Donald Trump.

Weeks before the Nov 8 election, the Republican had praised the ‘fantastic’ contributions made by the Hindu community to world civilisation and to American culture.

“The Hindu community has made fantastic contributions to world civilisation and to American culture and we look forward to celebrating our shared values of free enterprise, hard work, family values, and a strong American foreign policy,” the newly elected Trump had said in statement during his campaign.

Ahead of the election, Trump had faced many criticism and allegations from lewd-tape to molestation allegations, but it is clear today that those allegations didn’t affect the poll result on Wednesday.

Just 15 days ahead of the D-day, The New York Times had also published category-wise insults thrown by Donald Trump on his twitter account in a two-page spread of the newspaper.Such has been his Twitter attacks that on many occasions his social-media bursts have gone well beyond his 5.9 million followers to dominate entire news cycles for days on end. His twitter following has just doubled to 12.7 million.

The two-page spread of New York Times mentioned his Twitter insults since the beginning of his election campaign in June 2015.  According to this detailed analysis, over the last 16 months and nearly 4,000 tweets, Trump has aimed his social-media ire at 281 different targets, with Hillary Clinton, unsurprisingly, taking most of the hits. Others taking ire of Trump include politicians, celebrities, publications and countries.

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