US President Donald Trump has ignited India through a recent statement. He has described the air in India as ‘filthy’ as he talked about climate change.
During a debate with his rival Joe Biden, he said, “Look at China, how filthy it is. Look at Russia. Look at India. The air is filthy. I walked out of the Paris Accord as we had to take out trillions of dollars and we were treated very unfairly,”
“I will not sacrifice millions of jobs… thousands of companies because of the Paris Accord. It is very unfair.”
The statement went viral and it seems India is finding it difficult to digest it as Trump has triggered its ego!
Indian Congress leader Kapil Sibal barely tolerated it and could not resist defending India. He used Trump’s remarks to take a potshot at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who has often called Mr. Trump as “friend”.
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 “ !
— Kapil Sibal (@KapilSibal) October 23, 2020
On the other hand, British-American journalist Astish Taseer tweeted, “Ab ki bar Trump Sarkar”. (This time Trump’s government).
“Look at India, it’s filthy!” I hope you’re listening @narendramodi. “Ab ki bar Trump sarkar.”
— Aatish Taseer (@AatishTaseer) October 23, 2020
See the reactions:
He spent hundreds of crores of public money for photo-ops with Dolan.
His friend Dolan Trump called India filthy!
— Ravi Nair (@t_d_h_nair) October 23, 2020
US President @realDonaldTrump says India is 'filthy'. Earlier, he had said that India had a 'tremendous problem' with Covid-19. This is how the so called 'good friend' of PM Modi, for whom he spent Rs 100 cr of taxpayer money for a 3 hour roadshow, speaks about India!
— Shama Mohamed (@drshamamohd) October 23, 2020
Modi's BEST FRIEND 'Doland': "India is FILTHY" OUTRAGEOUS!
Never before any leader of any country in the world ever dared to say this about our country. But today, they all know that Modi is a GASBAG who will play it down to save his image.
The weakest PM India ever had! pic.twitter.com/7pVMSJPw9n
— Gaurav Pandhi (@GauravPandhi) October 23, 2020
PM of our country should realise & know the person minutely & carefully so that at what extent you have to give importance to such so called leader..first ever president who criticises our country & called “filthy”
— Jagdish Bhavsar (@JagdishBhavsa15) October 23, 2020