Edison (New Jersey): Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump today praised Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi by terming him as “great leader” and said that if he will be selected as United States President then the two countries would become “best friends”.
Trump termed India as a “Key strategic ally” and has promised that if he voted to power then India and the US would become “best friends” and have a “phenomenal future” together.
The 70-year-old told while cheering crowd of Indian-Americans at a charity event organised by the Republican Hindu Coalition yesterday, “India is the world’s largest democracy and is a natural ally of the US. Under a Trump Administration, we are going to become even best friends, in fact I would take the term better out and we would be best friends.”
He said, “We are for free trade. We will have good trade deals with other countries. We are going to do a lot of business with India. We are going to have a phenomenal future together.”
He praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for taking India on a fast track growth with a series of economic reforms and reforming bureaucracy, saying it was required in the US too.
It was for the first time a US presidential candidate attended an Indian-American event this election season.