Donald Trump India Visit LIVE Updates: US President & First Lady Melania Treated to Guided Tour of Taj Mahal

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US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump on Monday evening visited the Taj Mahal where they posed at the iconic bench inside the 17th-century mausoleum. The couple was received at the Kheria airbase by Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath as hundreds of artistes danced and welcomed them. Trump arrived here from Ahmedabad after jointly attending with Prime Minister Narendra Modi the mega ‘Namaste Trump’ event at the Motera cricket stadium. A giant billboard featuring Trump, Melania and Modi greeted the couple with a message ‘Grand welcome of India’s best friend to the City of Love Agra’.

Trump said they would remember India’s “remarkable hospitality”. “India will hold a special place in our hearts. PM Modi started out as ‘tea wallah’, he worked as a tea seller. Everybody loves him but I will tell you this, he is very tough,” he said.

The President also pledged $3 billion defense deal with India and said talks were on for a trade deal.

President Trump arrived in Ahmedabad today for the first leg of his maiden India trip during which he visited Mahatma Gandhi’s Sabarmati Ashram, took part in a roadshow with PM Modi. He will later head for Agra to see the iconic Taj Mahal with his wife Melania.

Trump, who is also accompanied by daughter Ivanka, son-in-law Jared Kushner and top brass of his administration, will get a taste of India’s cultural potpourri during his Gujarat itinerary which is high on symbolism, especially after the bonhomie between the two leaders at the ‘Howdy, Modi!’ event in Houston during the Indian prime minister’s visit to the US in September 2019.

“Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a friend of mine. I had committed to this trip long time back. I will be addressing a big rally,” Trump said at the White House.

The US president, who is scheduled to arrive at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International airport at around 11.40am today, will participate along with Modi in roadshows on his way from the airport to Sabarmti Ashram and from there to the newly-built Motera cricket stadium, where over one lakh people are expected to be present for the ‘Namaste Trump’ event.

Dance groups and singers from different parts of the country will be performing on stages that are dotting the 22-km route of the ‘India roadshow’ in the city that has was been spruced up for Trump’s visit.

Huge billboards of the two leaders and replicas of historic places in Gujarat, Modi’s native state, have also been placed along the roads where people will greet the two leaders.

Over 10,000 police personnel, besides officials of the United States Secret Service, and personnel of the National Security Guards (NSG) and the Special Protection Group (SPG) have been deployed for the high profile visit.

Video of President Trump’s arrival in India, motorcade & speech @ Motera Stadium.
Video is almost 3 hours long; Trump’s stadium speech begins @ 01:59:00