United States President Donald Trump quashed hopes of a trade deal with India during his maiden trip to the South Asian nation as the “US was not treated well” by New Delhi.
Trump, on his maiden visit to the South Asian nation, told reporters before boarding a plane that although the US was not treated well by India, he was fond of the country’s right-wing prime minister.
“We’re not treated very well by India but I happen to like Prime Minister Narendra Modi a lot.”
However, the US president did say that Washington and New Delhi could have a trade deal at a later date.
“Well, we can have a trade deal with India but I’m really saving the big deal for later on,” he told reporters before boarding a plane. “We’re doing a very big trade deal with India. We’ll have it.” But Trump was unsure when the “big deal” will be signed. “I don’t know if it will be done before the election but we’ll have a very big deal with India,” he added. Trump and wife Melania are scheduled to make their maiden trip on February 24-25.–AFP