In the final presidential debate in Nashville, Tennessee on Thursday, US President Donald Trump said air in India is “filthy”.
Ahead of the 2020 US elections, denouncing rival Joe Biden’s plans on tackling climate change, Trump said, “Look at China, how filthy it is. Look at Russia, look at India, how filthy it is. The air is filthy.”
This is the second time that the US president has commented on India’s air. Earlier during an election rally, Trump blamed India, along with Russia and China for adding to global air pollution. He said, “…China, Russia, India, all these countries, they’re spewing stuff into the air.”
Following Trump’s statement, netizens are taking a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, there hugging photo ops. Also, #HowdyModi has started to trend of Twitter.
Congress leader Kapil Sibal said that the series of comments passed by Trump off late is a result of Howdy Modi event. He tweeted, “Trump : Fruits of Friendship
1) Questions India’s COVID death toll
2) Says India sends dirt up into the air
India “ air is filthy “
3) Called India “ tariff king “
The result of “Howdy Modi “ !”
Social media users are questioning the huge amount spent by India on Namaste Trump event, saying, “What did India get back after the government spent crores of people’s tax money on namaste trump? Did we spend so much to hear this ??”
Trump was once again defending his decision to pull US out of the Paris Climate Agreement in 2017. “The Paris Accord, I took us out of there, because we were gonna have to spend millions of dollars and we were treated very unfairly. When they put us in there, they did us a great disservice. They were going to take away our businesses,” he said.
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