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Trump Touts Defense Deal, Praises Modi at Massive Indian Rally

HeadlineFeb 24, 2020

President Trump arrived in India today, where he appeared at a massive rally with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Gujarat. A reported 100,000 people packed a massive cricket stadium where Trump touted a $3.5 billion U.S.-India defense deal, as he delivered a speech under the banner of “Namaste Trump.” Some rally goers reportedly started to leave the event because his remarks were not being translated. Trump also claimed, “India is a country that proudly embraces freedom, liberty, individual rights,” despite the brutal government crackdown on Muslim Indians as it enacts its controversial new citizenship law and the ongoing repression in Kashmir.

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