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Trump receives warm welcome in India, announces $3 billion defense deal


Added 02-24-20 06:58:02am EST - “President Trump on Monday was offered a warm welcome during his first trip to India and announced that the U.S.” - Thehill.com

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President TrumpDonald John TrumpSchiff blasts Trump for making 'false claims' about Russia intel: 'You've betrayed America. Again.' Poll: Sanders leads 2020 Democratic field with 28 percent, followed by Warren and Biden More than 6 in 10 expect Trump to be reelected: poll MORE on Monday was offered a warm welcome during his first trip to India and announced that the U.S. and India would sign a defense deal for New Delhi to purchase over $3 billion in American helicopters and other military equipment.

Addressing a large crowd at a cricket stadium in Ahmedabad, Trump called Prime Minister Narendra Modi a “true friend,” touted the bond between the United States and India and expressed a desire to strengthen that bond further.

“Namaste, and hello to India. This is such a great honor,” Trump said at the outset of his remarks. “The first lady and I have just traveled 8,000 miles around the world to deliver a message to every citizen across this nation: America loves India, America respects India, and America will always be faithful and loyal friends to the Indian people.”

The event was fitting for the American president, who relishes the large crowds that frequent his domestic campaign rallies.

Thousands of people gathered on the streets to watch Trump’s motorcade transit to the cricket stadium for the “Namaste Trump” event on Monday. Many billboards with photos of Trump and Modi lined the route to the stadium.

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