Donald Trump didn’t know India-China share border, PM Narendra Modi was shocked: New bookJanuary 16, 2020
US President Donald Trump once left Prime Minister Narendra Modi shocked and concerned by telling him India and China didn’t share a border, a new book by two Pulitzer-winning journalists claims.
“It’s not like you’ve got China on your border,” Trump told Modi, and the Indian premier’s eyes “bulged out in surprise”, Washington Post journalists Phillip Rucker and Carol Leonning report in A Very Stable Genius, according to the US newspaper.
Rucker and Leonning write that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s expression “gradually shifted, from shock and concern to resignation” after Trump’s remarks, and that one of the US president’s aides felt Modi probably “left that meeting and said, ‘This is not a serious man. I cannot count on this man as a partner’,” the Post reports.