Addressing a rally in South Carolina on Saturday, the US president recalled the mega 'Namaste, Trump' event at the Motera stadium and said, "In India, I hate to say this to you, they actually have 129,000-seat stadium.
US President Donald Trump has said he would “never be excited about a crowd again” after his visit to India where he addressed a rally of over 1,00,000 people. During his maiden visit to India on February 24-25, President Trump and First Lady Melania were given a rousing welcome in the presence of more than one lakh people at the Motera stadium in Gujarat’s Ahmedabad city.
Addressing a rally in South Carolina on Saturday, the US president recalled the mega ‘Namaste, Trump’ event at the Motera stadium and said, “In India, I hate to say this to you, they actually have 129,000-seat stadium. Did you see it? The place was packed, and they did better than most.” “They gave me credit for 100,000. That was not bad. It’s 129 (thousand)… The stadium holds 100 (thousand). They had a field that’s about three times…it’s cricket. It’s the biggest stadium. And they had 129,” he said.
Trump said he shared the stage with Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is a “great guy” and is “loved by people of India”. “We had an amazing thing. And I went in, and here’s the problem. This is a big crowd and normally, I like talking about my crowd because I get the crowds like nobody. But, I just got back from 140 or 50 or 60,000 people and now I am coming here. What does this place hold, 15? It’s hard to be enthused. You understand that?
“I may never be excited again about a crowd after going to India. Think of this, they have 1.5 billion people. We have 350, so we are doing pretty well, I will tell you what, but I love this crowd and I love that crowd too,” the US president told his supporters amid a rousing applause.