How foreign media covered #HowdyModi
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL (WSJ)
It reported how the joint appearance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump before a strong crowd of 50,000 Indian-Americans underscores the growing strategic significance of the relationship between the two largest democracies of the world.
“The joint appearance also underscores the growing strategic significance of US-India ties. The world’s two largest democracies are a vital check on China’s ambitions to dominate the Asia-Pacific region, as Mr. Trump recognizes and Barack Obama did as well,” The Journal said in an op-ed, hours after the event got over.
It further said, “As Trump arrived at the event, the two leaders held hands as they took the stage to a mix of drumbeats and cheers. Many spectators in the crowd of wore white T-shirts with “Howdy, Modi” written on them. Modi introduced Trump as “my friend, a friend of India” and as someone who “has left a deep and lasting impact everywhere”.
THE WASHINGTON POST
The Post wrote, “The leaders of the world’s two largest democracies took the stage together in Houston before a roaring crowd of tens of thousands of Indian Americans, where Modi delivered an unmistakable endorsement of Trump’s presidency and cast their joint appearance in historic terms”.
BBC has covered the mega event with the headline: ‘Howdy, Modi!’ Trump hails Indian PM at ‘historic’ Texas rally.