Donald Trump as soon as left Prime Minister Narendra Modi flabbergasted after he informed him that India and China did not share a border, revealing the US President’s “woefully” poor information of geography, based on a brand new e-book authored by two Pulitzer Prize-winning American journalists.
The 417-page e-book, ”A Very Secure Genius”, written by Philip Rucker and Carol D Leonnig, detailed comparable vivid incidents from Mr Trump’s tumultuous first three years as President, the Washington Publish reported on Wednesday.
The businessman-turned-politician gained the US presidential election in 2016 and assumed the place on January 20, 2017.
The e-book claimed throughout certainly one of his conferences with PM Modi, Mr Trump informed him, “It isn’t such as you’ve bought China in your border.”
Nevertheless, the Washington Publish report didn’t point out the yr through which President Trump made this gaffe.
After Mr Trump bungles his India-China geography, the authors, each Publish reporters, claimed that “Modi’s eyes bulged out in shock” and his “expression progressively shifted, from shock and concern to resignation”.
The 2 reporters had been a part of the group that gained a 2018 Pulitzer Prize for its reporting on Trump and Russia.
The e-book quoted a Mr Trump aide as saying that PM Modi most likely “left that assembly and stated, ‘This isn’t a critical man. I can not depend on this man as a companion'”.
“After the assembly”, the aide informed the authors, “the Indians took a step again of their diplomatic relations with the USA.”
India and China have an unresolved border dispute that covers the three,488 km Line of Precise Management (LAC).
PM Modi and Mr Trump, who’ve developed a private rapport, met 4 occasions in 2019, together with their joint look on the historic ”Howdy Modi!” occasion in Houston. They spoke over telephone at the very least twice final yr.