Jun 26, 2017

Smiles and hugs as Trump meets Modi

Susan Walsh / AP

President Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered warm statements in the Rose Garden Monday evening, with Trump saying the U.S.-India relationship had "never been stronger." Trump gave a special shoutout to their social media skills — each has more than 30 million followers on Twitter.

  • They took no questions.
  • Modi invited Trump and his family to India, and asked Ivanka Trump to lead the U.S. delegation to a global entrepreneurship summit in India.
  • Trump said he hoped the Indian-U.S. trading relationship would become "fair and reciprocal." In that vein, Trump said the U.S. looked forward to exporting natural gas to India but wanted to "get the price up a little bit." Earlier in the day, Trump thanked Modi for purchasing American military equipment.

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