President Trump Bilateral Meeting With India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi…

[White House] President Donald J. Trump met today with Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India in Manila, Philippines. The two leaders discussed the comprehensive strategic partnership between the United States and India and their shared commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific region.

They pledged to enhance their cooperation as Major Defense Partners, resolving that two of the worlds great democracies should also have the worlds greatest militaries. President Trump expressed appreciation that Indian purchases of oil from the United States have surpassed 10 million barrels in recent months, and expressed confidence that stronger energy cooperation will be a geopolitical and economic game changer for both countries.

Prime Minister Modi noted that he looks forward to hosting the United States delegation to the upcoming Global Entrepreneurship Summit, showcasing innovation and collaboration between India and the United States.

[TRANSCRIPT] PRESIDENT TRUMP: It’s great to have Prime Minister Modi here. We’ve had him at the White House, and he’s become a friend of ours and a great gentleman doing a fantastic job in bringing around lots of factions in India — bringing them all together. That’s what I hear, and that’s good news. And it really is. It’s a lot of good reports coming out of India. So I want to congratulate you.

But it’s an honor to be with you. We’re rounding the turn for our last couple of stops. I have a couple of more today. And then tomorrow we have the conference, and then we leave at about three o’clock.

And it’s been a great 12 days. We’ve had 12 days — I don’t know how many days have you had there. How long —


PRESIDENT TRUMP: Well, we’ve been doing this for 12 days, and we’ve really enjoyed it. And a lot of great things have happened for our country and, I think, for the world. A lot of elements were solved or in the process of being solved.

But it’s a great honor to be with you, Mr. Prime Minister. Thank you. Thank you very much.

PRIME MINISTER MODI: (As interpreted.) Well, Mr. President, I’m indeed very happy to have this opportunity once again to meet you. The relations between India and the United States are growing very rapidly with a great deal of speed. And they’re getting deeper and very comprehensive.

And I also feel that and that these relations between India and the U.S., they are not just for our mutual interests, but they go much beyond that. And we are working together for the interest of the future of Asia and for humanity as a whole in the world. And there are many areas where we are working together and we can work together in the future, too.

And in the past few days, wherever President Trump has traveled and whenever an opportunity arose to talk about India, he has expressed very high opinion about India and also things which are full of hope whenever he has spoken about India.

And I would like to assure you that whatever the expectations are of the world, of the United States, from India, India has always worked and made efforts to do our bit and to fulfill those expectations. And we will continue to do so in the future, too.

Once again, let me express my gratitude to President Trump for this meeting.

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Thank you very much. Thank you.

END 4:40 P.M. PH


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49 Responses to President Trump Bilateral Meeting With India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi…

  1. Pam says:

    PM Modi seems like a kind, warm man. He seems to have as much respect for POTUS as POTUS does for him. I hope that president Trump views his trip as a successful one because I do.

    Liked by 21 people

  2. chooseamerica says:

    Way to go, Mr.President. We are so proud of the way you’ve represented our country. We love you, respect you and miss you. Our prayers are with you to arrive home safely.

    Liked by 18 people

  3. David says:

    The president knows how to deal with the naughty Panda.

    Look at his relationship with India and Japan

    Liked by 10 people

  4. tonyE says:

    POTUS Trump doing lots of GREAT business for the USA.

    American Political Establishment doing dirty work against the USA.. in the gutter.

    American Mainstream Propaganda Machine (MPM) busy in the gutter.. ignores Trump.

    You figure the MPM would learn from the NFL about alienating your customers.

    Liked by 6 people

  5. Serious Question (I’m sure there’s a good answer) –
    Why do we sell oil to India and buy oil from Saudi Arabia?


    • Alligator Gar says:

      Because the Bushes, Rockefellers, and other “oilmen” are stupid businesspeople who hate America. That’s why we let KSA own a refinery here, on US soil! It is a disgrace.

      IMHO, we need to build a lot MORE refineries (in North Dakota, too) and let them be owned by AMERICAN companies that are MAGA companies owned by employees who want to work for themselves AND make America great again.

      Liked by 7 people

    • lokiscout says:

      “We” don’t buy or sell anything. Some US companies have contracts to import oil from various countries and some (maybe the same ones in some cases) have contracts to export oil and LNG. Its business “Very complicated! Very complicated”!


  6. SoCalPatriot says:

    Trump is repositioning America around trade which is fascinating to watch. It seems he is using trade to facilitate military goals as opposed to past presidents who gave in on trade to get military cooperation. It is counter to what has been occurring for fifty years and is amazing.

    Liked by 14 people

  7. Sylvia Avery says:

    This is good stuff! I am so awed by how well PDJT has done with foreign leaders. He is doing a fantastic job with trade and with improving relationships with allies we need. He has just invigorated the whole process, I think. I am so proud of him and how he represents us.

    Liked by 8 people

  8. citizen817 says:

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  9. woodstuff says:

    During these publicly broadcasts of meetings, I get a visual of P45 trade wolverines chewing on their foreign counterparts in the shadows.

    It’s a great day for all of us. God Bless America.

    Liked by 3 people

  10. Kerry Gimbel says:

    Trump has more than proven himself as a great statesman

    Liked by 4 people

    • Paco Loco says:

      Trump has put the Presidency of the United States back in the position of leader of the free world. Obama surrendered diplomatically around the world and was a failure in the Mid East making faux red lines instead of multi-lateral agreements and peace. What a contrast between the two men, Trump the lion and Obama the one legged sloth.

      Liked by 5 people

  11. SpanglishKC says:


    His Excellency Trump gives it a whole new and broader meaning.


    Liked by 7 people

  12. MaineCoon says:

    Another very successful foreign policy trip by President Trump which will bring increased trade revenue to USA. He has exceeded every positive expectation I already had of his foreign diplomatic interactions and foreign trade. Well done Mr. President! You made us proud (again)!

    Liked by 4 people

  13. Janice says:

    Breathtaking trip Mr. President!! Many thanks to Sundance for bringing us along!

    Liked by 4 people

  14. BillRiser says:

    Thanks for posting the updates CTH.

    Liked by 1 person

  15. Grandma Covfefe says:

    —-4——-Vs——0—-Grand Slam!

    Covfefe Rules
    Praise God
    Thank you, President Trump and Dream Team, for doing this for us.
    Thank You, Lord, for President Trump.

    Liked by 4 people

    • Grandma Covfefe says:

      I meant to put this in my post above. ‘MAGA President Trump made four foreign trips.’—hence the Grand Slam.

      Sorry about that–I get too excited over too much winning that my brain runs faster than my old slow pecking fingers.

      Liked by 2 people

  16. czarowniczy says:

    A great strategic move, one that should have been made by our last shiite-for-brains POtuS but one he strenuously avoided.
    India by mid-century will have as large a population as China but a population that will be younger than China’s. China’s already trying to hamstring India by building 80-ish dams across major rivers supplying a majority of India’s water while building dual-use military-commercial ports all around India in the Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea. During previous Rat administration we pushed off a lot of the responsibility for protecting the area to Australia but it’s becoming increasingly clear that the Aussies can’t go it alone,they and India need US help.
    India’s also historically been closer to Russia than the US, even working with the Russians to develop a 5th generation air superiority fighter jet…and Indian fighter pilots in the past have outflown US and NATO pilots in head-to-head competition. In all, not a bad partner to have.
    Now that Putin’s started sending Xi flowers and wine it’s probably best to wave bye-bye to Russia and partner with the US. Back during the cold war the Russians cozied up to India and the US befriended Pakistan, now it’s time to dump the Pakis and partner with a country far more likely to see the world through civilized eyes.
    India has more Moslems inside of its borders than any other country and has suffered from Moslem attacks far longer than the US has, we have more in common than we realize and an India with US military technology would be a great check to Chinese expansionism. Israel’s already, it seems, teamed up with India to deal with their joint Moslem problems, time for us to jump on the bandwagon and lock up security agreements that would contain China and the Mideast.
    Good move, Trump.

    Liked by 5 people

    • Bluegrass Nana says:

      There have been plenty of Muslim attacks in India. Lots of Hindu attacks, too, against India’s Christian population. Hopefully, President Trump will pressure Mr. Modi to abolish India’s anti-conversion laws, and move toward protecting religious freedom for all.


      • czarowniczy says:

        Religious attacks in India are nothing new, problem we were looking at is as India’s Moslem population becomes the world’s largest what effect will that have on the fragile detente between the nuke-armed Moslem Pakistan and the nuke-armed India? A guesstimated population of 300-million Moslems in India might be a fertile breeding ground for


        • czarowniczy says:

          me and that &^%$# iPad…just posted on its own…had to switch to my Chromebook.
          …other Moslem nations to destabilize India. I see the deaths of various religious groups being a distant second to US strategic needs…we allowed the strategic Egyptian government to murder untold thousands of Coptic Christians over the decades and how long did we allow ISIS to murder Christians in communities that had existed for nearly 2000 years? How about the Bangladesh Liberation War? Pure religious genocide and the US let it go as we needed Pakistan on our side.
          Presidents usually defer to State as to who gets thrown into the meat grinder and for what reasons, religion matters to people in the street and not so much to politicians and bureaucrats except as a tool.

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    • yucki says:

      A new front opens in Asia’s water wars

      China drags India and other neighbors into high-stakes geopolitical poker game over freshwater access

      Liked by 1 person

      • czarowniczy says:

        I’d posted on this here some years back, specifically in China’s entering into the Kashmir conflict on the Kashmiri side.
        China had planned and was building some 80 dams to control the flow of water southward into India and SEA and cozying up to the Kashmiri gave them a free access to building there.
        China’s been pushing as hard as it can to establish, to one degree or another, hegemony over all of the countries on its borders for its own security. If left unchecked it will definitely lead to a war, most likely with India primarily, that will drag many other nations in.
        Note the piece on the Yunying drone too, another item the MSM ignores. China was working on a kinetic ICBM to attack our carrier fleets. It would slam a couple of ton solid warhead into the carrier at a few thousand miles per hour using its kinetic energy to obliterate its target. The warhead would be guided and maneuvered inflight thru satellite commands to counter the carrier’s movements.
        The program was having some problems and was quite expensive but if one considers the Yunying, or better’ drones, each armed with multiple hi-performance anti-ship missiles, swarm attacking a carrier task force wellllll…..
        Even taking the US out of the game the massive military gains the Chinese have made in the last 20 years puts it well ahead of just about any other Asian nation…still waiting for Japan to say ‘to hell with our Constitution’ and go nuke.

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        • yucki says:

          Articles pop up about the “bomb in the basement” that Japan supposedly already has. Something that could be assembled in a very short time.

          Japan Has Nuclear ‘Bomb in the Basement,’ and China Isn’t Happy

          Liked by 1 person

          • czarowniczy says:

            Japan’s had ‘dual use’ technology for years. Their space program could be used to create an ICBM, their satellite launch systems could be used to house a warhead, they undoubtedly have access to warhead design technology and their super computers can test the effectiveness of the design without ever having to pop one live.

            Japan’s large plutonium stock, I’m unofficially betting, is not completely accounted for – there’s wriggle room. As an officially non-nuke nation they were used to process used reactor control rods, removing fissionable materials and storing them…not the best idea in hindsight as they sit on earthquake faults…so a lot of that fissionable material may not be fully accounted for. That would give them enough to build an initial deterrent while they built up further materials for more nukes…jes sayin’.
            Nothing new about this concept, I’d posted it here and next door some time ago, it was being bounced around the community well over 20 years ago but was of little interest as the ongoing Japan-China friction wasn’t being talked about.
            When you look at the military buildup China’s posting against Japan it my be inevitable that Japan has to go nuke in order to meet it. The threat of massive retaliation by Japan also might not be enough, Japan might have to consider a ‘first strike on provocation’ policy, just look at Japan’s size and population concentration versus China’s.


            • yucki says:

              Pacificism is old. Japan’s a grown-up, I’m glad to encourage them.

              South Korea’s protest against the THAAD emplacement was exceptionally annoying.
              But brief – they’re no dummies.

              Liked by 1 person

              • czarowniczy says:

                I’m hoping Japan’s new nationalism has matured too. Japan is really the only viable check to China in Asia and if the various Asian nations can suppress their almost genetic racism while forgetting Japan’s somewhat expansionist recent past they can form a rather effective bloc.
                Yeah,the Koreans have their own prog-ish pacifist roll-over-and-bite-the-pillow groups but the street Koreans and government generally like the THAAD and if the THAAD were to be owned and manned by Koreans I do believe the numbers of protesters would drop. There’s a solid leftist bent to many of the anti-American whiners, a nationalist offshoot the US press helps feed the fire as it meets the needs of their anti-Trump campaign.

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  17. dufrst says:

    People forget how powerful the US alliance is. Japan is still the third largest economy in the world. Then you have the “5 Eyes” of Australia, Great Britain, Canada, and New Zealand (plus US). Britain exiting the EU is a big loss to that union, as Britain was the 2nd strongest economy after Germany and the difference between the EU and US as being the world’s largest economy. South Korea is a top ten global economy and growing.

    If India, aligns with this alliance with its large population, along with Indonesia (I don’t think the term Indo-Pacific is exclusive to including India) then China is truly boxed in. Trump is using India as leverage to get better trade terms with China and China must pay attention to that. Plus mobilizing ASEAN as well to support US efforts against North Korea, is a master stroke of diplomacy and statecraft if I have ever seen so. Trump truly is brilliant. MAGA!!

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  18. mnwild1961 says:

    Trump’s ability to leverage economic policy to foment change is unlike anything I’ve seen from Washington in decades. It seems as if sanctions have never worked as well before Trump’s use of them. He seems to have a much better grasp of the big picture than other politicians. That’s probably because he isn’t beholden to large multinational companies.


  19. Do I hear an earthquake rumbling through the bamboo forest? I think so! #MoreWinning 😉

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  20. Sentient says:



  21. trapper says:

    I don’t usually read American Conservative anymore, and they certainly have little worth pointing to, but this article is different. Thought you might find it interesting:

    The one thing I disagree with is his pessimistic prediction of a belligerent nationalist China. Instead I see the Marxist regime toppling.


  22. David says:

    Shalom, Israel is best friend with the US and second best friend with India. We love India and helped them build their army and after the Mumbai terror attack we built their anti-terror SWAT from scratch. I hope the US get closer to India and less to China.If you’re interested I posted how Israel established and trained the Indian anti-terror SWAT.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Again, another small piece of history lost in the fog of past…Israel has conducted missile firings from its Dolphin-class subs in the Indian Ocean with Indian assistance. Israel had a mod put into the Dolphin that allows it to fire something from underwater that is much larger than any known torpedo…just one oversized tube.
      Hmmmmmmm…might they have created their own SLBM and why would India let them test it in Indian waters? Did India help Israel develop a SLBM or did Israel help India develop its K-4 and K-15 SLBMs? hey both have much the same targeting interests…


  23. Adam says:

    Fair to say the low steeple position is PDJT s signal of dominance. It was exactly like that when he met Obama in the WH.


  24. old farta says:

    Trump 2020


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