While India Seems to Love Trump, The Reality Isn’t So Simple

While Trump is genuinely popular in India, his clamorous and carefully choreographed welcome was also about Asian geopolitics, China’s growing power and a masterful Indian politician who gave his American visitor exactly what he wanted.

  • Published 25 February 2020

Looking out over the world’s largest cricket stadium, the seats jammed with more than 100,000 people, India’s prime minister heaped praise on his American visitor. “The leadership of President Trump has served humanity,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Monday, highlighting Trump’s fight against terrorism and calling his 36-hour visit to India a watershed in India-U.S. relations. The crowds cheered. Trump beamed. “The ties between India and the U.S. are no longer just any other partnership,”… Read at AP News