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‘Namaste Trump:' India's Modi welcomes U.S. president with pomp and pageantry as trade tensions simmer

1 month ago   |   By Fortune

Donald Trump got a red-carpet welcome after Air Force One touched down Monday in Ahmedabad, India, kicking off a two-day visit to the country that's as much about spectacle as substance.
Hundreds of performing artists crowded the Ahmedabad airport as Trump's plane landed. He was greeted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi as drummers and dancers carrying colorful cloth umbrellas performed on the tarmac.
The scene opened a day that will be packed with pageantry for the American president, who's made no secret of his predilection for large crowds and impressive displays.
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Trump struggled to pronounce the names of India's two most famous sports stars at a rally to kick off his visit there

Trump struggled to pronounce the names of India's two most famous sports stars at a rally to kick off his visit there

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Trump botched the pronunciation of India's two greatest sports stars, and a Hindu monk, in a speech to kick off his visit to the country .
Trump addressed 100,000 Indians at a "Namaste Trump" rally at the Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad on Monday.
"Your people cheer on some of the greatest cricket players, from Sachin Tendulkar to Virat Kohli," Trump said. The crowd cheered despite the mispronunciations.
Trump also gave up trying to pronounce the name of Hindu monk Swami Vivekananda, and laughed it off.
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