After being welcomed by US President, Donald Trump at White House on Monday, Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, said that the US President had said “very gracious things” about him on a visit to India in 2014.
“Even before he (Trump) ran for the US Presidency, when he came to India in 2014 and was asked about me, he said very nice things about me, that’s something I will always remember,” said PM Modi.
Prior to this, Trump and his wife, Melania, had welcomed the PM outside the White House. Apparently, the duo seemed to have enjoyed a light moment together, upon greeting each other.
“The way the President and the first lady both welcomed and accorded me respect, I’m very grateful. This shows their respect not for me but for 125 crore Indians,” Modi said, as both leaders briefly posed together for the photographers.
The real estate tycoon also said that it was a ‘great honour’ to welcome PM Modi, who is a “great Prime Minister”.
“He is such a great Prime Minister. I have been speaking with him and reading about him. He is doing a great job. Economically, India is doing very well and in so many other ways. I would like to congratulate him for this,” Trump added.