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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.


    India's Modi to sleep in Trump's bed in Israel

    US approves more H-1B visas this year

    Oct 14, 2019

    • US has approved a higher number of H-1B applications this year
    • 3.89 lakh applications were approved for the fiscal 2019, up from last year's 3.35 lakh
    • In past years, more than 70% of the aggregate H-1B visa applications for new jobs and visa extensions given to those born in India

    MUMBAI: The US has approved a higher number of H-1B applications (both for initial visas and visa extensions for continued employment) this year, showing that the demand for these work visas continues unabated. This is a relief to Indians, who are the dominant holders of H-1B visas, especially after processing regulations got more stringent post-2015 .

    Temporary relief to Indians in US! Work ban on H-1B visa holders' spouses pushed back till 2020
    A 2015 rule issued by Barack Obama allowed work permits for certain categories of H-4 visa holders (dependent family members - spouse and children - of the H-1B visa holders), who otherwise could not be employed
    September 19, 2019

    Backlash against Modi as Indian PM 'endorses Trump for 2020 in breach of diplomatic convention'
    Speaking in Texas, Modi repeated to rapturous applause the borrowed Trump campaign slogan: ‘Abki baar Trump sarkar (This time, [a] Trump government)’
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    Trump nominates Indian American to replace Kavanaugh
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is nominating administration official Neomi Rao to fill the appeals court seat previously held by Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
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    Trump's new intel chief makes immediate changes, ousts top official

    President Trump's new acting director of national intelligence, Richard Grenell, has already made major changes at the agency, including ousting the No. 2 official.
    The Times also reported that Grenell — who was only officially tapped into the role on Thursday and who says he will not be the nominee for the full-time role — also made a slew of his own new hires on Friday, including an expert on Trump conspiracy theories.
    One hire is Kashyap Patel, a senior member of the National Security Council and former top aide to Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), the former House Intelligence Committee chairman.

    Kashyap Patel has reportedly been given permission to "clean house" at the agency.

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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
    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.

    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.

    India hastily erected a 7-foot wall so Trump wouldn't see a slum on his way to a rally
    Bill Bostock
    4 hours ago

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by devil21 View Post
    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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