New Jersey: Donald Trump who is Republican Presidential Nominee, terming India a key strategic ally, has promised that if voted to power India and the US would become best friends and have a phenomenal future together.
Mr. Trump(70) told a cheering crowd of Indian-Americans at a charity event organised by the Republican Hindu Coalition that under a Trump Administration, we are going to become even better friends. In fact I would take the term better out and we would be best friends.
Trump also praised PM Modi for boosting economic growth in India with a series of economic reforms and reforming the bureaucracy. He said that we are going to have a phenomenal future together.
Trump further said that I look forward to working with Prime Minister Modi and also said that the Indian leader is very energetic. It was for the first time a presidential candidate attended an Indian American event this election season.
Adding that he has great confidence in PM Modi and India, Trump said that I am a big fan of Hindus and I am a big fan of India. If elected, the Indian and Hindu community would have a true friend at the White House.
At an event, Trump said that I was there 19 months ago and look forward to going there many, many times.
He also appreciated the role of India in fight against terrorism.
He said that we appreciate the great friend India has been to the US in the fight against radical Islamic terrorism. He slammed his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton for not using this word. He also said that India had seen brutality of terrorism, including the 26/11 Mumbai attacks.
While assuring some 5000 Indian-American at the event that if he becomes the president, the US would share soldier to soldier together in the fight against terrorism, he said that Mumbai, a city, I love. The attack on India was absolutely outrageous.
Adding that he looks forward to deepening and strengthening military cooperation with India, Trump said that India is key and a key strategic ally.
In his welcome address, The Chairman and Founder of the Republican Hindu Coalition said that this is the first time in the history that a major presidential candidate has addressed Hindu-Americans just three weeks before the election.
Chairman urged Hindus to support and vote for Trump in the upcoming general election and help fight terrorism.