"Look At India, It`s Filthy": Donald Trump
Published: 03:43 PM, 23 October 2020
US President Donald Trump has questioned the success of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (clean India campaign) with describing the air in India, China and Russia as “filthy” on Thursday night during the second and final presidential debate with Democratic rival Joe Biden ahead of the November 3 election.
Mr Trump made the remarks while he defended his decision to pull out of the Paris accord and Joe Biden's plans to tackle climate change in a presidential debate today.
"Look at China, how filthy it is. Look at Russia. Look at India. It's filthy. The air is filthy. I walked out of the Paris Accord as we had to take out trillions of dollars and we were treated very unfairly," Mr Trump said, " "I will not sacrifice millions of jobs... thousands of companies because of the Paris Accord. It is very unfair."
Trump has also accused the Modi government of violating international free trade by imposing additional import duties. He even questioned the actual number of coronavirus deaths in India.
The Republican leader alleged that despite the spread of pollution in the factories of India and China, there are no international actions to stop these. But efforts are being made to put pressure on the United States to protect the environment.
Indian officials claim that Trump has a good relationship with Modi. But like the first presidential debate, Trump has criticized India in the last debate. But why did Trump suddenly change his position?
The experts say that it is already clear that the Democrats are going to get the bulk of the 2 million Indian votes in the current US election. Biden has chosen Kamala Harris of Indian descent as his 'running mate' to compete with Trump. As a result, Trump's reshuffle is aimed at a radical white vote.