Why Donald Trump Delivered a Masterful Address at Motera
The U.S. President’s speech struck all the right notes about Modi’s leadership and India’s achievements under him.
U.S. President Donald Trump’s visit has got off to a better start than one could have expected. His Sabarmati Ashram visit along with his wife with hands at Mahatma Gandhi’s spinning wheel sent a subtle message, given Gandhiji’s simplicity and Trump’s ostentation, Gandhiji’s abhorrence of violence contrasted with a President who boasts of having spent $2.5 trillion on rebuilding the U.S. military.
The visit was image-burnishing for the moment as it made him look less vain.
Trump’s speech at the Motera stadium surpassed expectations in many ways. Speeches on such occasions are audience-oriented, but constructing the right message and giving it substance beyond the usual pleasant rhetoric requires savviness.
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