United States President Donald Trump addressed the Indian-American community in Houston at the 'Howdy, Modi!' event, organised to welcome Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is in the US on a week-long tour. Addressing over 50,000 members of the community at the grand event, President Trump said his administration fights for them every day. "You have never had a better friend in the White House than President Donald Trump," he said. President Trump will meet PM Modi again on Tuesday, at a bilateral meeting in which the two leaders will likely discuss the India-US trade standoff.
Here are the highlights Donald Trump's speech at 'Howdy, Modi' event in the US:
Hello Houston, I am so thrilled to be here with one of the America's most loyal and devoted friends, PM Modi.
It is my immense privilege to be here. Just a few months ago in the largest democratic election in history, 600 million Indians went to polls and voted overwhelmingly for PM Modi.
PM Modi and I have come to Houston to celebrate everything that defines the India-America relationship.
Indian-Americans, you enrich our culture, you uplift our values, we are proud to have you as Americans. My administration fights for you every day.
You have never had a better friend in the White House than President Donald Trump.
With the help of PM Modi's pro-growth reforms, India has lifted 300 million people out of poverty.
PM Modi, I look forward to working with you to make our nations more prosperous than ever before.
India has never invested in the US like it is doing today and it is reciprocal, we are doing the same in India.
We are committed to ensure Indians have access to the world's best products. Soon Indians will have access to NBA Basketball. Thousands of people will gather in Mumbai to watch the first NBA game in India. Am I invited Prime Minister?
We are committed to free the world of radical Islamic terrorism.
Both India and the US understand to keep our countries safe, we have to secure our borders.
I want to thank a great man and a great leader, Prime Minister Modi.