India Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Washington, D.C. this week for a two-day visit with President Donald Trump, which included attending the formal State Dinner at the White House. The President and First Lady met Modi for the first time at this special event and greeted the world leader with a handshake outside the White House. Modi apparently didn’t show up empty handed as he slipped Trump a surprising note, then turned to Melania and handed her something she wasn’t expecting.
While all eyes were on Melania at the red carpet greeting, from people critical of what she decided to wear to the State Dinner, everyone completely missed the bigger thing that happened between these three. Although Melania looked incredibly stunning in her summery yellow dress that hateful liberals seemed to have a problem with, it’s what Prime Minister Modi did that really sent a bigger message than they said her dress did.
All India Roundup reports:
This visit of Narendra Modi is to have discussions with Donald Trump about trade, terrorism, energy, and dinner. Modi was also invited for a “Working dinner” at the White House. As we Indians have a tradition, whenever we visit someone, we ensure that we take a gift for them. It is considered to be a polite gesture.
In the same way, PM Modi also gave a gift to the US President Donald Trump and his wife Melania Trump. Modi gifted Melania a traditional handcrafted Himachali silver bracelet, hand woven shawls from Jammu and Kashmir, and honey and tea from Kangra valley.
Modi presented Trump with a special wooden chest from Hoshiarpur (Punjab).
The note with the gifts represents the deep respect and appreciation the Prime Minister has for the Trumps, despite the rhetoric the left pushes that our president is a laughing stalk on the world stage. That couldn’t be further from the truth about this Commander-in-Chief, although it was certainly the case for Trump’s predecessor, Barack Obama.
Modi could have left the thoughtful gesture at the initial gifts, but seemed to have such deep appreciation for the president that he wanted to do much more with something that holds special meaning for America. On official paper, was a note which read a description of the extra give he gave Trump to remember him and his country of India by: “Original commemoration stamp issued by government of India on Death Centenary of Abraham Lincoln in 1965.”
If that was not it, Modi also gifted the US president an original commemorative postage stamp issued by India 52 years ago in 1965 to mark the death centenary of Abraham Lincoln, India Roundup continued in their report. “The stamp honored the memory of a great American President and the symbolized closeness of ideas” Lincoln and Mahatma Gandhi believed in, the Prime Minister’s office posted on Twitter.”
Both President Lincoln and Mahatma Gandhi led from the front, with indomitable courage against the forces of reaction and outmoded beliefs. pic.twitter.com/XaPZTdangT
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) June 26, 2017
Trump responded to the thoughtful gift immediately by coming up with the perfect surprise for the Prime Minister that was befitting of this gift. As a way to thank him, Donald and Melania gave Modi a personal tour of their private residence in the White House where guests typically aren’t taken and showed him President Lincoln’s famous Gettysburg address along with the very desk where he wrote the famous speech.
The warmth between the first family and Modi was palpable, especially as the Prime Minister extended a personal invitation to Ivanka Trump, who was present that evening, to come his country to lead the US delegation of entrepreneurs.
“I have invited her (Ivanka Trump) to lead the US delegation to global entrepreneurship forum,” PM Modi said while jointly addressing the media with President Trump. “…And I believe she has accepted,” President Trump said, according to India Roundup.
Just as we saw on the Trump’s first overseas trip as the new leader of the United States, other countries respect and appreciate America’s president. They see the impressive strides he’s making in our country and the effortless way he communicated with other countries to achieve peace in the same manner of making big business deals which made him so successful before becoming president. It’s easy to spot the difference between the current and former president and the world seems to be taking notice of that positive change — now liberals in America just need to start recognizing it.