American media and newspapers cover PM Modi’s visit on their front pages | The Youth

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is one of the widely respected leaders in the world. According to a survey, he was named 2019’s most admired man in India. Narendra Modi has a massive fan following not just in India but across the world too.

Very recently, PM Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump delivered quite a punchy speech in Houston on Sunday where the two world’s famous leaders addressed as many as 50,000 Indian-Americans at the massive ‘Howdy, Modi’ address.

While Narendra Modi took the centre-stage and then endorsed Donald Trump with ‘Abki Baar, Trump Sarkar’, the US President showered praises on his “close friend”.

American newspapers covered PM Modi on their front pages and this is one more reason why USA loves PM Modi very much.

Reacting to the spectacle, US media reacted to the first time joint address by a US President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi as Trump “playing second fiddle to PM Modi”.

New York Times (NYT) covered ‘Howdy, Modi’ event with little bit of criticism for President Trump and said, “At Rally for India’s Modi, Trump Plays Second Fiddle but a Familiar Tune”.

In its recent report, NYT has written: “But never one to let a good crowd go to waste, Mr. Trump treated the giant gathering at NRG Stadium in Houston as his own, declaring that “you have never had a better friend as president than President Donald Trump, that I can tell you.”

As far as Washington Post is concerned, it has drawn a similar comparison of the two world leaders. Washington Post has published a report with the headline, “Trump plays unusual role of warm-up act at massive Modi rally in Houston”.

The Post further read: 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 too covered the mega event with the headline: ‘Howdy, Modi!’: Trump hails Indian PM at ‘historic’ Texas rally.

Meanwhile, The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) has reported how the joint presence of PM Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump before a massive crowd of 50,000 Indian-Americans underscores the enhancing strategic significance of the ties 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 recognises and Barack Obama did as well,” The Wall Street Journal wrote just hours after the event got over.

Hailing from Chennai, Chaithanya G is the Managing Director of TheYouth. He has dedicated his whole life to reading and writing.