New Delhi: US President Donald Trump on the second day of his historic visit to India addressed the media and showered praises on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, calling him a terrific leader. He also called India a ‘tremendous country’. He said he had a great time with PM Modi and other political leaders and also had great meetings with industry leaders. Also Read - Donald Trump's Daughter Ivanka Trump Wears Sherwani by Anita Dongre, Designer Slammed For Using 'Nepotism, Fascism' to Promote Her Brand
Talking about the Central government’s contentious Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) 2019 which has witnessed widespread protests across the country, President Trump said he wants to leave the matte to India hoped that the Indian government will take the right decision in this regard. Here are key points from President Trump’s address to the media. Also Read - 'People in India Are So Kind & Welcoming', Says Melania Trump After Visiting Delhi Govt School
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- US President Donald Trump on CAA said, “I want to leave that to India and hopefully they will make the right decision for their people.”
- Talking about the ongoing violence in North East Delhi and CAA, President Trump said, “We did talk about religious freedom. PM Modi said he wants people to have religious freedom. They have worked really hard on it. I heard about the individual attacks but I did not discuss it. It is up to India.
- US President Donald Trump said that he did not discuss anything about mediating on Kashmir issue. However, he described Kashmir as a big problem between India and Pakistan. “I didn’t say anything about that (being mediator). Kashmir obviously is a big problem between India and Pakistan. They are going to work out their problem. They have been doing it for a long time.”
- Talking about terrorism emanating from Pakistan, President Trump said, “We talked a lot about it today. I said I will do whatever I can do to help as my relationship with both gentlemen — PM Modi and PM Imran Khan is so good. Anything I can do to mediate or help, I’d do. They (Pakistan) are working on Kashmir as well.”
- On US peace deal with Taliban, President Trump said, “Yes, I spoke to PM Modi on it. I think India would like to see it happen. We are pretty close. Everybody is happy about it. Russia, Syria and Iran should do it. I don’t think anyone has done more than I did.
- Talking about Indo-US trade deal, President Trump said, “We are being charged large amount of tariffs. I think you have to pay the highest tariff when you deal with India, Harley-Davidson has to pay tremendous tariffs when they send motorcycles here & when India sends to us, there is virtually no tariff.”