On Tuesday, the United States President Donald Trump celebrated Diwali by lightening Diya in the Roosevelt Room of the White House. In his address during celebration ceremony Trump said that he is grateful for his friendship with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and admitted that Indians are good traders and very good negotiators.
Trump said, “The United States has deep ties to the nation of India and I am grateful for my friendship with Prime Minister Modi”.
He said, “We’re trying very hard to make better trade deals with India. But, they’re very good traders. They’re very good negotiators. You would say right. The best. So we’re working. And it’s moving along”.
President Trump said that India-US has good relationship and US has great respect for India. He said, “India is the world’s largest democracy and the relationship between our two countries connect as a bulwark for freedom, prosperity, and peace”. He added, “Modi is my friend and now her (Ivanka) friend and has great respect for India and the Indian people that I can say”.
Trump said, “As we light the Diya in the White House we are joined by in a fellowship with all of those who light lamps in their own home, cities and places of worship. America is a land of faith and we are truly fortunate to have these wonderful traditions woven into the tapestry of our national life. And that is true”.
It was my great honor to host a celebration of Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights, in the Roosevelt Room at the @WhiteHouse this afternoon. Very, very special people! https://t.co/kQk7IvpSFo pic.twitter.com/tYlBABg4JF
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 13, 2018
The US President said that he is honored to celebrate this ceremony and to mark the beginning of a very special new year.
Trump said, “I’m honored to host this beautiful ceremony at the White House. Very, very special people. We’re gathered today to celebrate a very special holiday observed by Buddhist, Sikhs and Jains throughout the United States and around the world. Hundreds of millions of people have gathered with family and friends to light the Diya and to mark the beginning of a New year: very special new year”.