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    Thumbs up "7 million people", Trump heads to India for a giant rally

    If Trump was as popular among Americans as he is among public of some of our closest allies foreign countries on the globe, GOPA wing would win 2020 in a historic landslide.
    There was also some speculation that recent "7-day Afghan violence reduction deal" starting yesterday was timed so any war violence headlines during the trip to the region would not overshadow this trip's political success headlines but that is not confirmed by reporting from more reliable MSM outlets like Foxnews, CNN etc.

    H/T Drudge, media wing is tad bit overly negative though:

    Trump heads to India for a giant rally, but little else

    By Eli Stokols and Shashank Bengali, Los Angeles Times
    1 day ago

    NEW DELHI — When presidents go abroad, their trips are typically prewired to include a number of “deliverables,” things like trade deals, security agreements and heavily scripted statements by leaders of their affection for one another.
    © Yuri Gripas/Abaca Press/TNS U.S. President Donald Trump offers a thumbs up to the media on the South Lawn of the White House in… But President Donald Trump’s journey halfway around the world this coming week is primarily about something else India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has promised him — a massive, largely adoring crowd, perhaps the largest he’s ever addressed.

    When he steps off Air Force One on Monday in Ahmedabad, a metropolis in the northwestern state of Gujarat that is the birthplace of Modi and Mahatma Gandhi, Trump will motorcade directly to the new Motera Stadium, christening the 110,000-capacity cricket grounds, set to become the world’s largest, with a political rally that will provide Trump the popular adulation he has long sought on the world stage and imagery he can utilize in his reelection campaign.
    “It’s going to be very exciting,” Trump crowed last week, saying that Modi has assured him that vast throngs will line the roads. “He says between the stadium and the airport, we’ll have about 7 million people.”

    Indian officials countered with a quick reality check, predicting the roadside turnout will be closer to 100,000. Ahmedabad’s entire population is 5.5 million.

    Trump, who has canceled trips to Poland, Denmark, Peru, Columbia and Switzerland and is known for wanting to sleep in his own bed whenever possible, will make the 7,472-mile trek to India even though a long-sought bilateral trade agreement, despite hurried efforts in recent weeks, appears nowhere close to consummation.
    U.S. exports to India have slowed in recent months, widening the trade deficit, and Modi has turned out to be more protectionist than the White House anticipated, hiking tariffs and customs duties, advancing a personal data-protection bill, e-commerce regulations and taking steps to close some markets. If the two leaders announce progress in some areas, perhaps on medical devices or agricultural products, it could allow them to paper over lingering differences with a marginal step forward.
    msn.com/en-us/news/world/trump-heads-to-india-for-a-giant-rally-but-little-else/ar-BB10h3Gh




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    Media is again being bit too tough in its coverage:




    President Donald Trump arrives Monday in a country featuring the most Trump properties outside the U.S.

    Trump visits a big foreign market — for the U.S. and for Trump Org

    For three years, Trump has worked with India on trade. And for three years, Trump’s company has worked to promote its developments there.

    Trump Tower in Mumbai still under construction in 2017. | Rafiq Maqbool/AP Photo
    By ANITA KUMAR
    02/22/2020 07:00 AM EST

    President Donald Trump arrives Monday in a country featuring the most Trump properties outside the U.S.

    The White House hopes the visit will advance trade talks and bolster the president’s standing with Indian-Americans ahead of the 2020 election. But it’s also a trip that will create attention that could help Trump-branded properties amid a slumping real estate market and slowing economy in India.

    Already, in the days leading up to the trip, some Indian media outlets have referenced the Trump properties in their coverage, with one even suggesting the president chose his speaking location because of his longstanding ties to realtors in the region.

    It’s an issue that has hovered over the entire Trump presidency. From staying at his own properties, to his attempt to host world leaders at one of his Florida resorts, to his loving odes to his overseas properties while sitting next to the leaders of those countries, Trump has faced constant questions about whether he is using his presidential perch to line his own pockets.

    And nowhere are the lines more blurred between Trump the statesman and Trump the salesman than in India — a nation that boasts the distinction of being both the globe’s largest democracy and the Trump Organization’s largest foreign market. For three years, Trump’s White House has worked with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on trade and a multi-billion weapons sale. And for three years, Trump’s company has worked to promote its four developments in India that have earned Trump millions of dollars in royalties.
    In 2018, the president’s son, Donald Trump Jr. — who runs the Trump Organization with his brother, Eric Trump — spent several days in India promoting the family’s developments, attending a champagne dinner with condo buyers who plunked down $39,000 deposits and bringing in millions of dollars in new sales. While there, he also met with Modi behind closed doors. The next year, Trump’s Indian business partners flew 100 early buyers of his luxury condos near Delhi to visit Trump Tower and Trump Ferry Point golf course in New York City as a way to generate interest in the properties in India. One attendee gushed afterward about meeting the son of a U.S. president on the trip.

    Some of the Trump Organization’s business partners in India are also connected to the government, creating potential conflicts of interest. Some also face lawsuits and investigations into financial wrongdoing. And some have touted their relationship with the U.S. president in promotional materials and granted buyers access to members of the first family.

    politico.com/news/2020/02/22/trump-india-business-116322



    Trump butchers language during massive India welcome rally — as crowd walks out on his speech

    February 24, 2020 By
    Travis Gettys



    President Donald Trump butchered several Indian words during a speech on his first official visit to the country.

    Trump addressed a massive public rally Monday in Gujarat, the home state of Indian prime minister Narendra Modi, and struggled to pronounce several words, reported BBC.
    The U.S. president bungled his pronunciation of Ahmedabad, the city where he was speaking, and the name of Indian philosopher Swami Vivekananda.
    Trump, who entered to the music of Elton John, also called the Vedas — ancient Hindu texts — the “Vestas.”
    BBC’s Rajini Vaidyanathan reported that crowds began leaving midway through Trump’s speech, which came after Modi spoke.

    rawstory.com/2020/02/trump-butchers-language-during-massive-india-welcome-rally-as-crowd-walks-out-on-his-speech/


    India hastily erected a 7-foot wall so Trump wouldn't see a slum on his way to a rally
    Bill Bostock
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    Workers in Ahmadabad, India, constructed a wall in front of a slum ahead of US President Donald Trump's Monday visit. AP

    • India erected a brick wall so President Donald Trump wouldn't see a slum as his motorcade drove through the city of Ahmedabad on Monday.
    • The wall is 1,640-feet long and 7 feet high, according to news reports, and now conceals the homes of some 2,000 people.
    • Trump landed in Ahmedabad on Monday and drove past the wall on his way to speak at the "Namaste Trump" rally at the Sardar Patel Stadium.

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    These sorts of threads are always empty of the resident Trumper cheerleading team...
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    Talk to people about liberty. You won't find it on websites, you won't find it in politicians.

    But now you can't talk to people because of "social distancing"....brought to you by shills and politicians.

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    These sorts of threads are always empty of the resident Trumper cheerleading team...
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    Seems like the people of India like Trump a lot. Would they have given Obama the same applause?
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    Lately there are speculations that some foreign countries may not have been sharing accurate coronavirus data with US and the world.
    At this point, there is no confirmation that late February 2020 MAGA rally with upto 5 hugs a day in country bordering China was planned due to bad data.


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    Every day for over a week in late March, government data on the difference between the number of overall samples tested and number of individuals tested remained exactly the same - 890.
    That is despite both sets of numbers increasing every day.
    While the number of overall tests will be greater than or equal to the number of individuals tested, given some people get re-tested, the repetition of the number baffled experts.
    “When it is exactly 890 (repeatedly), that needs further explanation,” said India-based epidemiologist Tanmay Mahapatra.

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-h...-idUSKBN21O1UM



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    Situation appears to be complicated:

    But in the memo, Navarro had privately urged the White House to impose a travel ban on China. The White House imposed restrictions on -- but did not ban -- travel from mainland China onJanuary 31, two days after the memo circulated.
    In a statement to CNN regarding his CNBC appearance, Navarro said, "A question about agricultural purchase commitments is clearly not my lane."
    At the White House coronavirus briefing Tuesday, Trump said he didn't know about Navarro's memos until a few days ago and still hadn't read it.
    "He wrote a memo and he was right and I haven't seen the memo," the President said. "I will see it later on, after this. But it didn't matter whether I saw or not, because I acted on my own. I guess I had the same instincts as Peter."
    In Navarro's second memo, dated February 23, he urged for immediate funding to "minimize economic and social disruption."
    "Any member of the Task Force who wants to be cautious about appropriating funds for a crisis that could inflict trillions of dollars in economic damage and take millions of lives has come to the wrong administration," Navarro wrote.
    But at a press gaggle on February 24, Navarro assured that coronavirus was "nothing to worry about for the American people" under Trump's leadership.

    https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/10/polit...rus/index.html
    02-23-2020
    Trump heads to India for a giant rally

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    India is the Trump Organization's second-largest market outside of North America.

    The Trump family has been intimately involved in all facets of some Indian projects, when government regulations threatened one deal; Donald Trump Jr. intervened directly with a high-level official. These deals produced royalties of up to $11 million between 2014 and 2017.

    After winning the election in 2016, Trump refused to fully separate from the Trump Organization. He placed his holdings in a trust. Trump, who donates his presidential salary to support federal agencies, can withdraw money from the trust without the public’s knowledge.

    In November 2016, a week after winning the election, Trump met with 3 Indian business partners – the brothers Chordia and their partner Kalpesh Mehta - at Trump Tower in New York.
    See Eric Trump, Ivanka Trump, Atul Chordia, Donald Trump, Sagar Chordia, Donald Trump Jr.


    Trump’s subsidiaries for his business in India were incorporated through a third-party registration agent in Delaware — according to the Institute for Economic and Tax Policy a state that is an “onshore tax haven” and a “magnet” for anonymous shell companies. This structure makes it almost impossible to follow the flow of finances between the Trump Organization and its Indian partners.

    Trump’s first major partner in India was Harresh Mehta (“Harresh bhai” or “Brother Harresh”), founder of Rohan, who has close connections to the most powerful elected officials in the state. Their partnership was arranged through Kalpesh Mehta (no relation to Harresh), then a graduate of the Wharton School, where Trump, Donald Jr., and Ivanka all received their undergraduate degrees.

    After working for the Carlyle Group in New York, Kalpesh became a vice president in Lehman’s real estate private equity division in India.
    In 2008, Mehta acquired the rights to one of Mumbai’s largest slum-redevelopment projects, in Golibar. The project was financed with $175 million from Lehman Brothers, arranged by Kalpesh, just before it went under.
    In 2010, Kalpesh was hired by Brother Harresh, as director of Rohan Developers Private Limited and at least 3 other companies owned by the Mehta family.

    The problem was that the 125-acre Golibar plot was home to 26,000 families.
    So representatives of Rohan made threats to chase these poor families away.
    The Panvalkars refused to leave, but then his family’s second-floor apartment was set on fire; according to Panvalkar: “Mehta wanted the building to be burned so we would be forced to vacate”.

    Through illegal permits, Rohan could begin work on one-half of the plot.
    After their permits were refused, Donald Jr., Harresh Mehta, and Kalpesh Mehta met with Prithviraj Chavan to lobby for the Trump Tower project, but Chavan refused to grant them a “special concession” to approve something “blatantly illegal”.

    In January 2018, Mehta launched another Trump project in India, in Gurgaon, in partnership with Basant Bansal.
    The Bansal family were accused of tax evasion in 2008 and in 2011, after a lavish $20 million wedding party Basant Bansal held for his daughter on a Turkish island, evidence was found that the Bansals were hiding some $70 million. The Trumps obviously didn’t mind.
    Since 2014, following Modi’s election, the Bansals were part of Modi’s official business trips to Russia and Japan.

    In April 2012, Donald Jr. travelled to Pune for another brand-licensing deal, for twin residential Trump Towers, with Panchshil Realty of the brothers Atul and Sagar Chordia. The Chordia brothers are closely tied to Sharad Pawar, a powerful politician in India, president of the Nationalist Congress Party (his daughter, Supriya Sule, owns stake in Panchshil).

    In September 2013, another Trump project in India was launched with one of India’s wealthiest men, Mangal Prabhat Lodha, founder of the Lodha Group.
    In 2015, the Lodha Group had nearly 80 subsidiaries and associates in India and offshore holdings in Jersey, Mauritius, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. In February 2018, the investigation into money-laundering was closed, because they “did not find anything suspicious”.

    According to Rep. Gerry Connolly:
    What you’re looking at — especially in India where he has extensive holdings — is more than problematic. It raises very serious conflicts of interest questions. The fact that his two sons run the day-to-day operations of the business that hardly separates it from him politically or financially.
    Trump-branded projects in Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Panama have also shown that Trump partnered with businesses with ties to criminal activity: http://archive.is/0f0WQ
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