• Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Donald Trump didn't know India-China share border, PM Narendra Modi was shocked

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  1. beijingwalker

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    Donald Trump didn't know India-China share border, PM Narendra Modi was shocked: New book
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi's expression changed "from shock and concern to resignation" after US President Donald Trump revealed an alarming lack of knowledge about the South Asia region's geography, a new book claims.
    New Delhi
    January 16, 2020
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    HIGHLIGHTS
    • New book claims Trump told Modi India, China don't share border
    • Quotes ex-US govt advisor as saying Trump 'dangerously uninformed' at times
    • It's been previously reported that Trump thought Nepal, Bhutan were in India
    US President Donald Trump once left Prime Minister Narendra Modi shocked and concerned by telling him India and China didn't share a border, a new book by two Pulitzer-winning journalists claims.

    "It's not like you've got China on your border," Trump told Modi, and the Indian premier's eyes "bulged out in surprise", Washington Post journalists Phillip Rucker and Carol Leonning report in A Very Stable Genius, according to the US newspaper.

    The book's title is a shout-out to Trump's own description of his mental acumen.



    Rucker and Leonning write that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's expression "gradually shifted, from shock and concern to resignation" after Trump's remarks, and that one of the US president's aides felt Modi probably "left that meeting and said, 'This is not a serious man. I cannot count on this man as a partner'," the Post reports.

    The aide told the book's authors that India "took a step back" in its diplomatic ties with Washington after that meeting.



    President Trump and Prime Minister Modi have met several times, and it isn't clear from the Post's report which of these meetings the authors described. India and the US are in talks for a Trump visit to India, possibly in February.

    If confirmed, the India trip would be President Trump's first since he was voted to power in 2016.

    Donald Trump's knowledge of the subcontinent's geography has come under scrutiny before. A TIME magazine correspondent wrote last year that the US president had to be corrected at a briefing where he said he knew Nepal and Bhutan were in India. He also reportedly "mispronounced Nepal as 'nipple' and laughingly referred to Bhutan as 'button'."

    https://www.indiatoday.in/india/sto...ra-modi-india-china-border-1637242-2020-01-16
     
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    A beautiful result of democratic election.
     
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    Actually Trump is correct India doesn’t share border with PRC India shares border with Tibet and East Turkmenistan
     
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    your modi is wrong then.. what a misinformed PM you have..
     
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    Modi didn’t revert on this to Trump... this is some journos with new book looking for publicity
     
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    so you mean those some jurnos with new book are telling the truth? -
     
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    It doesn’t change the fact it’s chinese territory.
     
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    High Himalayas are ungovernable nobody’s territory... Indian and Chinese Armies can not patrol these high mountains... Indian sages, monks, sadhus and yogis freely travel in highlands and do their meditation or Tap
     
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  9. beijingwalker

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    Indians Are Googling If India and China Actually Share a Border After Trump's Comment
    On Google, search terms such as "india china border" and "china border" spiked late at night, indicating heavy search interest in the terms.
    Raka Mukherjee

    Updated:January 16, 2020, 9:14 AM IST

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    Late on Wednesday evening, news broke of the President of the United States of America, Donald Trump when he allegedly told Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, "It’s not like you’ve got China on your border.”

    The news comes from a new book written by two journalists from the The Washington Post. According to the book, “Modi’s eyes bulged out in surprise” after Trump's comment.

    “Modi’s expression gradually shifted, from shock and concern to resignation,” it says. An aide of Trump concluded that Modi likely “left that meeting and said, ‘This is not a serious man. I cannot count on this man as a partner.’”, the book added.

    As this news started making the rounds, Indians took to Google to settle their qualms to make sure whether India and China actually shared a border.

    On Google, search terms such as "india china border" and "china border" spiked late at night, indicating heavy search interest in the terms.

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    To further re-confirm their doubts, Indians also searched for the name of the border, the length and exactly where it meets with India.

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    The authors of the book quote a White House official who says that at times, Trump is “dangerously uninformed”.

    Last year, there was an uproar in India after Trump said that Modi had sought his mediation to resolve the Kashmir issue during their meeting along the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Osaka in Japan.

    Within an hour, the Ministry of External Affairs had issued a statement without actually calling Trump a liar.

    https://www.news18.com/news/buzz/in...der-after-donald-trumps-comments-2459537.html
     
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    Yes, Trump is a total *** who doesn't know anything about anything



    keep believing that.
     
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    Trump: Says something stupid...
    Indians: Hold my cow-cola...
     
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    Hahaha, this is a good one.
     
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