President Trump was given a resounding welcome and numerous standing ovations by a massive crowd of American-Indians at a ‘Howdy Modi’ rally for the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Houston, Texas on Sunday.

 The large crowd estimated to be about 50,000 strong and more, was the largest of any group supporting a foreign leader in the U.S.

A strong supporter and obvious admirer of President Donald Trump, Prime Minister Modi gave a resounding endorsement of the American President. In so doing, he handed him a massive voting block of an estimated 4 million Indians in America for the Election 2020. 

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi introdudes President Trump during a massive ‘Howdy Modi’ rally in Houston, Texas, on Sunday, September 22, 2019. Credit: Reuters

The Indian Prime Minister who could not contain his admiration of Trump made it clear with his praises and endorsement.

“I admire him for something more: his sense of liberty, his passion for America, a belief in American future and a strong resolve to make American great again,” said Modi, to rounds of applauses and endless loud cheers.

In response, Trump praised Modi’s leadership and his  hardline politics of fighting Islamic terrorism. He also praised his tough stance on border security, one of policy similarities they share.  

“Under PM Modi’s leadership, the world is witnessing a strong, sovereign Republic of India,” he said to loud cheers of “Modi! Modi!” 

Taking note of the historic nature of the event and the opportunity it presented, President Trump’s praised the strong bond between the two countries, pointing out that India has “never had a better friend” than him.

American-Indians waving bU.S. and Indian flags outside the RNG Stadium during the massive ‘Howdy Modi’ rally in Houston, Texas on Sunday, September 22, 2019. Credit: Reuters
A Mahatma Gandhi lookalike carrying U.S. and Indian flags outside the NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas, on Sunday, September 22, 2019. Credit: Reuters

Trump also lauded the Indian community.

“You uphold our values, you uplift our communities and you are truly proud to be American and we are truly proud to have you as Americans.”

The two leaders of the world’s leading economies ended the event by walking hand-in-hand round the stadium.

President Trump delivers his full speech at the ‘Howdy Modi’ rally in Houston, Texas, on Sunday, September 22, 2019. Credit: Reuters

Prime Minister Modi praised President Trump pro-India policies including his celebration of the Indian religious holiday of Diwali in The White House, his good foreign policy initiatives and a strong economy.  

The 90-minute huge event which featured 400 performers was held at Houston’s massive NRG stadium. It was loud and raucous, with crowds waving both US and Indian flags.

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