This week, Trump held 3 major rallies in Phoenix, Colorado Springs, and Las Vegas.
But all of those appear to be a warm-up act for what is being billed as Trump’s biggest rally yet.
Namaste Trump… in India.
That’s not a typo.
Yes, Trump’s biggest rally to date might be in India.
That translates from Sanskrit to “I bow to you.”
In Colorado Springs, Trump said that anywhere from 6 to 10 million people would be lining the streets just to see the Presidential motorcade.
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Namaste Trump will happen at Motera Stadium.
It's a brand new stadium... and it happens to be the world's largest.
You read that right: Motera Stadium has a capacity of 100,000 seats.
The New York Post has more on the historic visit:
President Trump is about to get the biggest rally of his presidency – but it won’t be in the United States.
Trump’s first state visit to India this week will be packed with pomp and parades, starting with Monday’s 14-mile motorcade through Ahmedabad in the state of Gujarat, the stronghold of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who has promised to cram the route with throngs of supporters.
Then the two will hold a 100,000-person rally at Motera Stadium, the city’s brand-new cricket grounds – the world’s largest.
The president and First Lady Melania Trump will visit the Taj Mahal that evening, then travel to New Delhi for a day of ceremonial meetings, capped by a state dinner at Rashtrapati Bhavan, the presidential palace, administration officials said.
India, with a population of 1.3 billion, is the world’s largest democracy – and Trump has sought to establish warm ties with Modi, who shares his populist leanings. He appeared with Modi at a Texas rally in September that drew 50,000 Indian-Americans.
The preparations are already underway for the President of the United States!
Trump will be the 4th consecutive U.S. President to visit India.
This will be his first visit to India while serving as President of the United States.
If the preparations are any indications, Trump is poised to draw the largest crowd of any U.S. President.
The Hill reports that India is "rolling out the red carpet" for Trump's appearance:
President Trump is making his first trip to India as commander in chief, a two-day swing to the subcontinent that will be heavy on spectacle amid a standoff between Washington and New Delhi on trade.
The trip beginning Monday is expected to feature some dramatic moments and large crowd sizes that are sure to please the pageant-prone president.
Trump is expected to be warmly welcomed in India with a road show in the city of Ahmedabad, and he will headline the opening of the world’s largest cricket stadium, an appearance that is expected to draw a crowd of more than 100,000 people.
Trump celebrated the expected crowd size this week, telling reporters at Andrews Airforce Base Modi expected there to be “7 million people between the airport and the event.”
“It’s going to be very exciting,” Trump said. “I hope you all enjoy it.”
Trump will become the fourth consecutive president to visit India during his tenure, and the trip reflects and indeed cements the evolution of the U.S.-India bilateral relationship into a key strategic partnership since the early 2000s.
Nevertheless, tensions between the United States and India over trade are likely to hang over the meeting between Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, though the two have a positive bond and are likely to display that relationship in public even if they discuss any disagreements in private.
Trump has in recent days cast doubt on the prospect of a trade agreement being finalized during his trip, suggesting it may not come until after the November presidential election.
“We’re going to India and we may make a tremendous deal there, or maybe we’ll slow it down, we’ll do it after the election,” Trump said Thursday during a speech at a graduation ceremony for ex-felons in Las Vegas. “I think that could happen, too. We’ll see what happens, but we’re only making deals if they’re good deals because we’re putting America first.”
Liberals often claim that Trump has damaged the perception of America around the globe.
However, if India's reception, preparation, and crowd size for Trump are any indication, that simply isn't true!