Published: Thu, February 27, 2020
Global News | By Blake Casey

Trump in India: Violence in New Delhi and praise for Modi

Trump in India: Violence in New Delhi and praise for Modi

Trump said no country is trying to help him win the election, days after a top intelligence official told lawmakers that Russian Federation was interfering in the 2020 presidential vote to help Trump win a second term.

"Nobody ever told me that", he said at a news conference, later adding,"I want no help from any country and I haven't been given help from any country", despite Russia's well-documented meddling in the 2016 election to help him win. "I feel very strong about that".

He also repeated his call for two liberal-leaning Supreme Court justices to recuse themselves from cases involving him or his administration. "They are going to work out their problem".

The pair did announce $3 billion in defense deals, including for the sale of naval helicopters, proof of their deepening strategic alliance to counter the rise of China in the region. "She's trying to shame people with perhaps a different view into voting her way".

Commenting on the ties between the two countries, Trump also stated he is optimistic about a comprehensive trade deal with India and urged New Delhi to fight against terrorism together with Washington. He said at the news conference that, if a deal happens, it will likely be "towards the end of the year".

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Earlier in the day, he received a grand ceremonial welcome at Rashtrapati Bhavan, the resident of India's president. The US president also received a tri-services guard of honour at the presidential palace. In his brief remarks at the start of official talks, Modi welcomed the United States president and thanked him for taking time out for the visit to India.

Also Tuesday, protesters in several other areas of northeastern New Delhi defied orders prohibiting the assembly of more than five people, throwing stones and setting some shops and vehicles on fire, said a police officer who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to disclose details. I heard about the individual attacks but I did not discuss it. "Our mutual understanding is not only in each other's but the world's interest", Modi said, adding that the two countries have made a decision to take India-US ties to the comprehensive global partnership level.

"We did talk about religious freedom". His Sabarmati Ashram visit along with his wife with hands at Mahatma Gandhi's spinning wheel sent a subtle message, given Gandhiji's simplicity and Trump's ostentation, Gandhiji's abhorrence of violence contrasted with a President who boasts of having spent $2.5 trillion on rebuilding the USA military.

And he continued to shower praise on Modi for the opulent and colorful welcome spread across three cities. "There are two sides to every story", he said. Trump described the trip as "unforgettable", "extraordinary" and an expression of "love".

As United States President Donald Trump was greeted with large crowds and much fanfare on his maiden visit to India, the country's capital - Delhi - was witnessing its deadliest riots yet since protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act began over two months ago.

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