"Vivekamanan" To "Vestas": Twitter Is ROFL Over Trump Pronunciations

Donald Trump received a red-carpet welcome in India on Monday, addressing a huge rally at the world's biggest cricket stadium on his first official visit to India.

'Vivekamanan' To 'Vestas': Twitter Is ROFL Over Trump Pronunciations

Donald Trump's speech at Gujarat's Motera stadium had a number of mispronunciations.

New Delhi:

US President Donald Trump's speech on Monday at Ahmedabad's Motera stadium left Twitter in splits over his several mispronunciations even though the American leader won some praise over his references to Bollywood and Indian public figures.

From calling Prime Minister Narendra Modi the son of a "chiwala" ("Chaiwala" or tea-seller) to mentioning "The Vestas" (The Vedas) and a botched up pronunciation of Swami Vivekananda, social media users noted several instances of Trump-isms.

Some also praised Mr Trump for speaking about the "genius" of the Hindi film industry and recalling two all-time favourites, 'Sholay' (which he called "Shojay") and 'Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge' ("DDLJ").

Donald Trump received a red-carpet welcome in India on Monday, addressing a huge rally at the world's biggest cricket stadium on his first official visit to India that is big on photo opportunities but likely short on substance.

"America loves India. America respects India, and America will always be faithful and loyal friends to the Indian people," Mr Trump told the ecstatic crowd.

Name-checking Bollywood films and Indian cricketers, Mr Trump - with an eye on elections in November - also paid tribute to the four-million-strong Indian-American diaspora as "truly special people".

(With inputs from agencies)