India Gears Up To Host Donald Trump, Ahmedabad First Stop | Read

PUBLISHED ON: February 24, 2020 | Duration: 5 min, 32 sec

  
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United States President Donald Trump will make his first official trip to India today. The two-day state visit - the eighth by an American president - comes ahead of his potential re-election - the US votes in November - and just months after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "Howdy, Modi!" event in Texas last year. Mr Trump attended that event, which was organised by the Indian-American community, and addressed a vote bank many believe could play a crucial role in US elections. Many see Mr Trump's visit as a reciprocal action that will offer PM Modi the chance to claim the support of the US as he struggles to deal with an economic slowdown. Mr Trump's visit also comes amid tense trade talks between the two countries, after India hiked tariffs for 28 US products in retaliation for the US cancelling a duty-free benefits programme.
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