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Donald and Melania Trump cap two-day state visit with glamorous dinner in the presidential palace

President Donald Trump and Melania Trump attended a glamorous state dinner on Tuesday evening at the presidential palace of India, while parts of Delhi burned off protesters of a new anti-Muslim law.

President Trump and Melania Trump covered their 36 hours on the ground in India during a state dinner in the presidential palace with President Ram Nath Kovind and his wife Savita Kovind. The first pair went to the port and boarded Air Force One after the dinner ended to return to Washington D.C.

The first lady wore a light fuchsia Carolina Herrera dress down to the floor with matching pink flats and Amrapali Jewels chandelier earrings.

Trumpets indicated the first couple’s welcome as they walked across the red carpet into the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

“This was a great learning experience,” President Trump told Kovid. “India is a very special nation to me.”

Indian President Ram Nath Kovind and his wife Savita Kovind stand together with President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump when they arrive for a state banquet in Rashtrapati Bhavan

Indian President Ram Nath Kovind and his wife Savita Kovind stand together with President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump when they arrive for a state banquet in Rashtrapati Bhavan

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner and his wife Ivanka Trump, daughter and assistant to President Donald Trump arrive for a state banquet in Rashtrapati Bhavan

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner and his wife Ivanka Trump, daughter and assistant to President Donald Trump arrive for a state banquet in Rashtrapati Bhavan

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner and his wife Ivanka Trump, daughter and assistant to President Donald Trump arrive for a state banquet in Rashtrapati Bhavan

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump sit with Indian President Ram Nath Kovind and his wife Savita Kovind during the state dinner

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump sit with Indian President Ram Nath Kovind and his wife Savita Kovind during the state dinner

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump sit with Indian President Ram Nath Kovind and his wife Savita Kovind during the state dinner

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump stand together with Indian President Ram Nath Kovind and his wife Savita Kovind while playing the national anthem

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump stand together with Indian President Ram Nath Kovind and his wife Savita Kovind while playing the national anthem

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump stand together with Indian President Ram Nath Kovind and his wife Savita Kovind while playing the national anthem

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump wave as they board Air Force One at Palam Air Force Airport in New Delhi

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump wave as they board Air Force One at Palam Air Force Airport in New Delhi

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump wave as they board Air Force One at Palam Air Force Airport in New Delhi

The first couple left the state dinner afterwards and went to the airport to board Air Force One to Washington D.C.

The first couple left the state dinner afterwards and went to the airport to board Air Force One to Washington D.C.

The first couple left the state dinner afterwards and went to the airport to board Air Force One to Washington D.C.

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner and his wife Ivanka Trump, daughter and assistant to President Donald Trump stand at a state banquet

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner and his wife Ivanka Trump, daughter and assistant to President Donald Trump stand at a state banquet

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner and his wife Ivanka Trump, daughter and assistant to President Donald Trump stand at a state banquet

The two couples ate together in the presidential palace in Delhi, closing the state visit of the Trumps

The two couples ate together in the presidential palace in Delhi, closing the state visit of the Trumps

The two couples ate together in the presidential palace in Delhi, closing the state visit of the Trumps

Melania Trump wore a light fuchsia Carolina Herrera floor-length dress with matching pink flats

Melania Trump wore a light fuchsia Carolina Herrera floor-length dress with matching pink flats

Melania Trump wore a light fuchsia Carolina Herrera floor-length dress with matching pink flats

The first lady wore hot pink flats with her dress

The first lady wore hot pink flats with her dress

The first lady wore hot pink flats with her dress

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner boarded Air Force One at the back of the plane to return to Washington D.C.

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner boarded Air Force One at the back of the plane to return to Washington D.C.

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner boarded Air Force One at the back of the plane to return to Washington D.C.

First lady Melania Trump and President Donald Trump shook officials' hands before embarking on Air Force One for their return to Washington D.C.

First lady Melania Trump and President Donald Trump shook officials' hands before embarking on Air Force One for their return to Washington D.C.

First lady Melania Trump and President Donald Trump shook officials’ hands before embarking on Air Force One for their return to Washington D.C.

President Donald Trump defended Narendra Modi against protesters of a new law that they believe is anti-Muslim

President Donald Trump defended Narendra Modi against protesters of a new law that they believe is anti-Muslim

President Donald Trump defended Narendra Modi against protesters of a new law that they believe is anti-Muslim

Stores flooded with flames set on fire by supporters of a new nationality law during clashes between two groups on the Citizenship Amendment Act

Stores flooded with flames set on fire by supporters of a new nationality law during clashes between two groups on the Citizenship Amendment Act

Stores flooded with flames set on fire by supporters of a new nationality law during clashes between two groups on the Citizenship Amendment Act

Protesters shout slogans during a protest against the law that makes it harder for Muslims to become citizens

Protesters shout slogans during a protest against the law that makes it harder for Muslims to become citizens

Protesters shout slogans during a protest against the law that makes it harder for Muslims to become citizens

While the state visit took place, violent protests broke out in Delhi on Monday about a new citizenship law that, according to critics, discriminates against Muslims.

In December, Parliament approved the Citizenship Law, which provides for accelerated naturalization for some religious minorities born abroad, but not for Muslims.

At least 7 people were killed and around 150 injured during the collisions that took place in another part of the Delhi, not close to where Modi Trump hosted.

The police fired tear gas and used sticks to subdue the crowd.

Trump refused to discuss the new Indian law.

“I don’t want to talk about that. I want to leave that to India, “he said. But he added that he had privately raised the issue of religious freedom with Modi.

The president once proposed to temporarily ban all Muslims from entering the US and later successfully introduced a travel ban in seven Muslim countries with a majority vote.

He defended Narendra Modi against protesters of a new anti-Muslim law, and said the prime minister wanted “religious freedom.”

“He wants people to have religious freedom,” Trump said during a press conference on Tuesday.

The president concluded his two-day visit to India with a solo press conference. He and the prime minister made a joint public statement earlier Tuesday, but Modi never held a press conference as prime minister.

The journey ended with good wishes but no end in sight for the trade war between the two nations.

Trump said “huge progress” has been made in conversations with Modi.

Both leaders were exuberant in their praise for each other, but under the bright words lay the grim reality that Modi’s generous welcome for the president did not lead to a deal.

The prime minister set an uplifting tone.

“We are convinced that this will lead to good results,” Modi said of their conversations.

And President Trump thanked his counterparty for the warm welcome he and first lady Melania Trump received.

“We will always remember the wonderful welcome that the citizens of your home state showed us upon arrival. It was a deep expression of power and love. It was really love, “he said.

President Donald Trump offers floral respect, with First Lady Melania Trump next to him, in Raj Ghat, the monument to Mahatma Gandhi

President Donald Trump offers floral respect, with First Lady Melania Trump next to him, in Raj Ghat, the monument to Mahatma Gandhi

President Donald Trump offers floral respect, with First Lady Melania Trump next to him, in Raj Ghat, the monument to Mahatma Gandhi

Melania Trump throws petals on Gandhi's monument

Melania Trump throws petals on Gandhi's monument

Melania Trump throws petals on Gandhi’s monument

Trump offers flower respect to Raj Ghat, the Mahatma Gandhi memorial on Tuesday

Trump offers flower respect to Raj Ghat, the Mahatma Gandhi memorial on Tuesday

Trump offers flower respect to Raj Ghat, the Mahatma Gandhi memorial on Tuesday

Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump offer flower respect to Raj Ghat

Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump offer flower respect to Raj Ghat

Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump offer flower respect to Raj Ghat

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump lay a wreath to pay tribute to Raj Ghat, the monument to Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump lay a wreath to pay tribute to Raj Ghat, the monument to Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump lay a wreath to pay tribute to Raj Ghat, the monument to Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi

Donald Trump said that “huge progress” was being made in trade negotiations with Prime Minister Narendra Modi

President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi embrace each other during a joint press statement at the Prime Minister's residence

President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi embrace each other during a joint press statement at the Prime Minister's residence

President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi embrace each other during a joint press statement at the Prime Minister’s residence

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes President Donald Trump at the head of their meeting at the Hyderabad House

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes President Donald Trump at the head of their meeting at the Hyderabad House

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes President Donald Trump at the head of their meeting at the Hyderabad House

Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks while President Donald Trump listens during a joint press statement at the Hyderabad House

Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks while President Donald Trump listens during a joint press statement at the Hyderabad House

Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks while President Donald Trump listens during a joint press statement at the Hyderabad House

Senior White House advisers Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner come to the Hyderabad House for trade negotiations

Senior White House advisers Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner come to the Hyderabad House for trade negotiations

Senior White House advisers Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner come to the Hyderabad House for trade negotiations

A man is beaten in a collision between people who support a new citizenship law and those who oppose the law in New Delhi

A man is beaten in a collision between people who support a new citizenship law and those who oppose the law in New Delhi

A man is beaten in a collision between people who support a new citizenship law and those who oppose the law in New Delhi

Stores flooded with flames set on fire by supporters of a new citizenship law during clashes between two groups on the Citizenship Change Act in Delhi

Stores flooded with flames set on fire by supporters of a new citizenship law during clashes between two groups on the Citizenship Change Act in Delhi

Stores flooded with flames set on fire by supporters of a new citizenship law during clashes between two groups on the Citizenship Change Act in Delhi

He called the 36 hours that he spent on the ground in India “productive.”

“I know Prime Minister Modi will agree that this has been a very productive visit for both countries,” the president said.

And he noted that “huge progress” was being made in trade negotiations.

“Prime Minister Modi, we have made enormous progress in the last two days and I know that our two countries will continue to achieve new breakthroughs, unlock new potential and make the future even better. We think we are at a point where our relationship is special with India. I think that the leaders of each country, we value each other and we have done something that is very unique and have made some great deals for each of our countries, “Trump added.

A trade war that broke out after the President had imposed tariffs on steel and aluminum from India. India responded with higher rates for agricultural products and restrictions on medical devices in the US. In retaliation, Trump stripped the country of its preferential export status.

The two leaders agreed that the US would sell apache helicopters to India in addition to signing mental health agreements medicines together with a lcooperation between India and Exxon Mobil.

Trump, who has called Modi a friend, said that relations between the United States and India “have never been as good as they are now.”

The two men spoke between them after a bilateral private lunch meeting. The statements gave Modi the image he wanted – making a statement with Trump – without the Prime Minister having to answer questions from the press.

Trump held a solo news conference later on Tuesday.

President Trump and Melania Trump were generously welcomed on Tuesday at the presidential palace Rashtrapati Bhavan and then paid homage to the famous Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi. They placed a wreath on the site of his cremation and threw flower respects on the monument.

“The last two days have been great in every way,” President Trump told reporters of his state visit.

The morning of their second day in India was filled with splendor that would certainly appeal to the president of ceremonial love. It included guns, uniformed guards on horseback and a tribute to the respected Indian leader.

The day began in the terra cotta presidential palace, a huge structure with 340 rooms surrounded by 320 hectares of gardens, where Indian officials roll out the red carpet and place flower pots around the area to greet the first couple.

Red-uniformed guards on horseback led the presidential limoscene into the compound while guns thundered to announce the arrival of President Trump.

The guards wore bayonets and wore long red coats and blue and gold turbans. They trotted their horses in step around The Beast, as the armored car is known to the president.

Melania Trump was wearing a white dress with flowers and a red belt for the occasion. She stood next to Modi while President Trump judged the troops.

Indian President Ram Nath Kovind and his wife Savita Kovind welcomed the trumps in the palace.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Donald Trump met at Hyderabad House - the Prime Minister's residence in New Delhi - to discuss the trade war between the two countries

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Donald Trump met at Hyderabad House - the Prime Minister's residence in New Delhi - to discuss the trade war between the two countries

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Donald Trump met at Hyderabad House – the Prime Minister’s residence in New Delhi – to discuss the trade war between the two countries

President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Indian President Ram Nath Kovind and his wife Savita Kovind at the ceremonial welcome

President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Indian President Ram Nath Kovind and his wife Savita Kovind at the ceremonial welcome

President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Indian President Ram Nath Kovind and his wife Savita Kovind at the ceremonial welcome

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump walk with Indian President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the welcome ceremony

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump walk with Indian President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the welcome ceremony

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump walk with Indian President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the welcome ceremony

President Donald Trump during the ceremonial reception in the forecourt of the Rashtrapati Bhavan presidential palace in India

President Donald Trump during the ceremonial reception in the forecourt of the Rashtrapati Bhavan presidential palace in India

President Donald Trump during the ceremonial reception in the forecourt of the Rashtrapati Bhavan presidential palace in India

President Donald Trump inspects honor guards during the ceremonial reception on the forecourt of the Rashtrapati Bhavan presidential palace in India

President Donald Trump inspects honor guards during the ceremonial reception on the forecourt of the Rashtrapati Bhavan presidential palace in India

President Donald Trump inspects honor guards during the ceremonial reception on the forecourt of the Rashtrapati Bhavan presidential palace in India

President Trump turns around after watching a long line of Indian troops in baby blue, white and green

President Trump turns around after watching a long line of Indian troops in baby blue, white and green

President Trump turns around after watching a long line of Indian troops in baby blue, white and green

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump plant a tree in the gardens at the Gandi monument

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump plant a tree in the gardens at the Gandi monument

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump plant a tree in the gardens at the Gandi monument

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump pose for a meeting at Hyderabad House, the premier's residence

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump pose for a meeting at Hyderabad House, the premier's residence

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump pose for a meeting at Hyderabad House, the premier’s residence

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves as he arrives to welcome President Trump

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves as he arrives to welcome President Trump

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves as he arrives to welcome President Trump

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner and his wife Ivanka Trump arrive in Rashtrapati Bhavan, the presidential palace

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner and his wife Ivanka Trump arrive in Rashtrapati Bhavan, the presidential palace

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner and his wife Ivanka Trump arrive in Rashtrapati Bhavan, the presidential palace

Guards on horses accompanied the car from the Trumps to the palace

Guards on horses accompanied the car from the Trumps to the palace

Guards on horses accompanied the car from the Trumps to the palace

About 50 seats were set up under a red and gold canopy for dignitaries to hold the ceremony.

Those viewers were Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, White House Advisor Stephen Miller, Trade Secretary Wilbur Ross, American Ambassador to India Ambassador Kenneth Juster, and National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien.

A long procession of military soldiers, grouped in uniform color – first baby blue, then white, then olive green – came in with a band playing behind them and then attracted attention for the presidential palace.

Trump stood with his hand over his heart while “The Star Spangled Banner” was playing, followed by the Indian national anthem. He then walked a red carpet past the troops.

President Kovind introduced the president and first lady to the official Indian delegation. Trump then introduced Kovind to the US delegation.

The first pair then went to the Raj Ghat, a memorial dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi.

They took off their shoes for the occasion and walked in sock legs to the black marble platform that marks the site of Gandhi’s cremation, which took place the day after his murder in January 1948.

An eternal flame burns at one end of the platform, which is covered with flowers.

The Trumps placed a large white flower wreath on the monument and then threw red and yellow petals on it.

They signed a guestbook and received a bust from Gandhi.

They have planted a tree in one of the gardens surrounding the monument.

The rest of the day will be filled with meetings while President Trump and Prime Minister Modi work on a trade agreement between their respective nations. The two leaders met for a closed-door lunch at Hyderabad House.

Later in the day, the Trumps visit US Embassy employees before attending a state dinner in the evening.

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump pay tribute to Raj Ghat, the monument to the Indian independence icon Mahatma Gandhi

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump pay tribute to Raj Ghat, the monument to the Indian independence icon Mahatma Gandhi

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump pay tribute to Raj Ghat, the monument to the Indian independence icon Mahatma Gandhi

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump attend a wreath laying at the Mahatma Gandhi memorial at Raj Ghat

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump attend a wreath laying at the Mahatma Gandhi memorial at Raj Ghat

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump attend a wreath laying at the Mahatma Gandhi memorial at Raj Ghat

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump lay a wreath at the monument to Mahatma Gandhi

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump lay a wreath at the monument to Mahatma Gandhi

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump lay a wreath at the monument to Mahatma Gandhi

President Trump throws flower petals in honor of Gandhi

President Trump throws flower petals in honor of Gandhi

President Trump throws flower petals in honor of Gandhi

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at his memorial

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at his memorial

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at his memorial

President Donald Trump and Indian President Ram Nath Kovind shake hands

President Donald Trump and Indian President Ram Nath Kovind shake hands

President Donald Trump and Indian President Ram Nath Kovind shake hands

Ivanka Trump speaks with an Indian officer while waiting for a ceremonial welcome for President Trump

Ivanka Trump speaks with an Indian officer while waiting for a ceremonial welcome for President Trump

Ivanka Trump speaks with an Indian officer while waiting for a ceremonial welcome for President Trump

President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Indian President Ram Nath Kovind and his wife Savita Kovind greet each other during the arrival ceremony

President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Indian President Ram Nath Kovind and his wife Savita Kovind greet each other during the arrival ceremony

President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Indian President Ram Nath Kovind and his wife Savita Kovind greet each other during the arrival ceremony

Senior White House advisers Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner arrive at Hyderabad House - the premier's residence

Senior White House advisers Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner arrive at Hyderabad House - the premier's residence

Senior White House advisers Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner arrive at Hyderabad House – the premier’s residence

The Trumps are on the second and last day of their two-day state visit to India after a busy first day that consisted of a rally with Modi, a visit to Gandhi’s house and a visit to one of the most famous monuments in the world.

The first couple stopped at the Taj Mahal on Monday evening and ended their first day in India with a sunset visit to the world’s most famous love monument.

They held hands while posing for photographers and stared at the white marble tomb for a few minutes as the sun began to sink below the horizon.

“It’s incredible, really incredible,” Trump said. “Really incredible, an incredible place.”

Melania also weighed: “Nice, nice,” she said.

The couple signed the guestbook and walked through the gardens as part of their tour of the grave, built by a 16th-century emperor for his deceased wife.

‘Taj Mahal inspires awe, a timeless testament to the rich and varied beauty of Indian culture! Thank you India, “the president wrote in the guestbook. Melania Trump signed her name under that of her husband.

It is not the President’s first experience with a Taj Mahal; one of its casinos in Atlantic City also had the name and was sold to Carl Icahn after a blocked history of corporate bankruptcy in 2016, closed and purchased for just $ 50 million by the Seminole Indian tribe in Florida who re-opened it as a Hard Rock casino and stripped of its minarets and dome.

One thing seemed to be missing in the visit to the real Taj: monkeys.

There were no signs of the nearly 1,000 rhesus monkeys that live around the grave and that arouse the fear of a diplomatic incident should they occur. India has mandated extra ‘monkey police’ – guards with snake shots – to keep the animals away.

Donald and Melania Trump stopped at the Taj Mahal to end their first day in India

Donald and Melania Trump stopped at the Taj Mahal to end their first day in India

Donald and Melania Trump stopped at the Taj Mahal to end their first day in India

Birds fly in front of the Taj Mahal during the visit of President Trump and Melania Trump

Birds fly in front of the Taj Mahal during the visit of President Trump and Melania Trump

Birds fly in front of the Taj Mahal during the visit of President Trump and Melania Trump

The Trumps visited the famous monument at sunset

The Trumps visited the famous monument at sunset

The Trumps visited the famous monument at sunset

President Trump and Melania Trump pose in front of Taj Mahal

President Trump and Melania Trump pose in front of Taj Mahal

President Trump and Melania Trump pose in front of Taj Mahal

President Trump and Melania Trump pose in front of Taj Mahal

President Trump and Melania Trump pose in front of Taj Mahal

President Trump called the Taj Mahal “incredible” while Melania Trump said it was “beautiful.”

The president and first lady ended their first day in India at the most famous monument

The president and first lady ended their first day in India at the most famous monument

The president and first lady ended their first day in India at the most famous monument

President Trump and Melania Trump arrived in Delhi on Monday evening to spend the night

President Trump and Melania Trump arrived in Delhi on Monday evening to spend the night

President Trump and Melania Trump arrived in Delhi on Monday evening to spend the night

Melania Trump waves the beast while the president limo makes his way to their hotel

Melania Trump waves the beast while the president limo makes his way to their hotel

Melania Trump waves the beast while the president limo makes his way to their hotel

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner also posed for the famous monument to love and then Kushner stepped aside so that Ivanka could make solo recordings for the grave.

Built by a Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in 1643, the Taj Mahal is a tomb for his wife Mumtaz Mahal. He built it for his favorite wife after she died during the birth of their 14th child. He was buried there too.

President Trump could have a special interest in the Taj. During his construction days in the 1980s, he built the Trump Taj Mahal hotel and casino in Atlantic City. It opened in 1990 and cost nearly $ 1 billion to build.

It was closed in 2014 when the parent company went bankrupt, but eventually remained open under the new ownership. It was sold again in October 2016 at the Hard Rock Cafe and reopened under that name.

The Trumps received a framed photograph of themselves in front of the monument when they returned to Air Force One to leave Agra to New Delhi, where they will spend the night.

The sunset trip to India’s most famous location came after the Trumps had spent the day with Narendra Modi in his home state of Ahmedabad, where the president and prime minister was warmly welcomed when they entered the largest cricket stadium in the world.

The day gave the president the kind of pomp and worship that he likes.

The 110,000 stadium was full and Trump acknowledged the spectacle when he addressed the Indian people.

“America loves India. America respects India. And America will always be loyal and loyal friends to the Indian people, “the president said to the acclaim.

“You have done a great honor to the American people. Melania, my family, we will always remember this remarkable hospitality, “he said.

He later told reporters that it was a “fantastic event.”

“I thought it was fantastic,” he said on his way to Agra to visit the Taj Mahal. “They worked very hard.”

President Trump received the welcome that he wished when he arrived in India on Monday morning – a spectacle of Indians along the streets cheering on his motorcade, camel guards on hand and indigenous dancers in bright costumes heading for live music and the rhythm of the drum.

Modi has designed the day to address an audience of one: Trump, furious with the president as the two nations struggle to end a trade war that has disrupted inter-relations.

President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrive for a 'Namaste Trump' event at the Sardar Patel Stadium

President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrive for a 'Namaste Trump' event at the Sardar Patel Stadium

President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrive for a ‘Namaste Trump’ event at the Sardar Patel Stadium

President Donald Trump embraced Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he and Melania arrived in India, which was a rare expression of the President's affection and spoke of his affection for Modi

President Donald Trump embraced Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he and Melania arrived in India, which was a rare expression of the President's affection and spoke of his affection for Modi

President Donald Trump embraced Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he and Melania arrived in India, which was a rare expression of the President’s affection and spoke of his affection for Modi

President Trump and Melania Trump - putting on prayer scarves and taking off their shoes - visited Gandhi's house where Trump tried his hand on the loom

President Trump and Melania Trump - putting on prayer scarves and taking off their shoes - visited Gandhi's house where Trump tried his hand on the loom

President Trump and Melania Trump – putting on prayer scarves and taking off their shoes – visited Gandhi’s house where Trump tried his hand on the loom

The stadium, which was filled with capacity, saw people sitting in the sun while the two leaders completed their remarks

The stadium, which was filled with capacity, saw people sitting in the sun while the two leaders completed their remarks

The stadium, which was filled with capacity, saw people sitting in the sun while the two leaders completed their remarks

Melania Trump and President Trump leave Sardar Patel Stadium - the world's largest cricket stadium - following Trump's comments

Melania Trump and President Trump leave Sardar Patel Stadium - the world's largest cricket stadium - following Trump's comments

Melania Trump and President Trump leave Sardar Patel Stadium – the world’s largest cricket stadium – following Trump’s comments

The colorful and festive arrival ceremony in India contained dancers and live music while the Trumps and Modi walked the red carpet

The colorful and festive arrival ceremony in India contained dancers and live music while the Trumps and Modi walked the red carpet

The colorful and festive arrival ceremony in India contained dancers and live music while the Trumps and Modi walked the red carpet

Security forces and their camels greet President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi upon their arrival at the Namaste Trump event

Security forces and their camels greet President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi upon their arrival at the Namaste Trump event

Security forces and their camels greet President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi upon their arrival at the Namaste Trump event

Thousands of people stood on the street to welcome the Trumps, but it wasn't the million people the President predicted would greet him

Thousands of people stood on the street to welcome the Trumps, but it wasn't the million people the President predicted would greet him

Thousands of people stood on the street to welcome the Trumps, but it wasn’t the million people the President predicted would greet him

Ivanka Trump and Jared Trump, the daughter and son-in-law of the president who serve as advisers to the White House, accompanied the president on the journey

Ivanka Trump and Jared Trump, the daughter and son-in-law of the president who serve as advisers to the White House, accompanied the president on the journey

Ivanka Trump and Jared Trump, the daughter and son-in-law of the president who serve as advisers to the White House, accompanied the president on the journey

President Trump's car column moves through Ahmedabad while the Indians stood along the streets to cheer him on one side and the other side shows a wall officer built to cover the infamous slums of the nation

President Trump's car column moves through Ahmedabad while the Indians stood along the streets to cheer him on one side and the other side shows a wall officer built to cover the infamous slums of the nation

President Trump’s car column moves through Ahmedabad while the Indians stood along the streets to cheer him on one side and the other side shows a wall officer built to cover the infamous slums of the nation

President Trump, in turn, embraced Modi on his arrival in the country in a rare expression of affection that spoke volumes for his preference for the Prime Minister.

Their three hours on the ground in Modi’s home state of Ahmedabad brought thousands of cheering Indians out, but not the millions Trump predicted would come to greet him. Officials estimate around 100,000 people along the 14-mile route that the Trumps took through the city.

The Trumps were on their way to the Taj Mahal after their time in Ahmedabad.

During their first stop in India, President Trump and Melania accompanied Modi for a visit to the home of Mohandas Gandhi, where the president put on a prayer scarf and put on his shoes to learn more about the life of the famous independence leader.

Then it was on to the main event – the massive rally that Modi Trump had promised, held at the world’s largest cricket stadium.

Trump, who loves a large crowd, added the capacity of 110,000 when he thanked the crowd for the warm welcome.

“To the hundreds of thousands of everyday citizens who take to the streets in a stunning display of Indian culture and friendliness, and to the 125,000 people in this great stadium today, thank you for the spectacular welcome,” he said.

Sardar Patel Stadium was packed with thousands of white “Namaste Trump” hats and waving masks from Trumps and Modi, cheering as the two leaders joined the Village Men number “Macho Man.”

But the parts of the stadium overlooking the sun were empty when the leaders completed their comments. The day was hot and baking.

The seats in the Sardar Patel Stadium started to empty when President Trump and Prime Minister Modi finished their remarks because the day was hot and baking

The seats in the Sardar Patel Stadium started to empty when President Trump and Prime Minister Modi finished their remarks because the day was hot and baking

The seats in the Sardar Patel Stadium started to empty when President Trump and Prime Minister Modi finished their remarks because the day was hot and baking

Prime Minister Modi welcomed President Trump to the largest cricket stadium in the world

Prime Minister Modi welcomed President Trump to the largest cricket stadium in the world

Prime Minister Modi welcomed President Trump to the largest cricket stadium in the world

In his comments at the stadium, Trump praised Modi’s leadership over the country.

“India will soon be home to the world’s largest middle class, and extreme poverty in your country is expected to disappear completely in less than ten years,” Trump said.

He stumbled over Indian names, including one of their spiritual gurus and famous cricket player Sachin Tendulkar.

The president also raised some of the topics of conversation he uses in his campaign meetings, urging the strong US economy, arguing for stronger border control and bragging about the assassination of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani.

“Every nation has the right to secure and patrol borders,” Trump said.

He also discussed relations with Pakistan, India’s neighbor and rival, and said the US worked with them to combat terrorism.

The president also mentioned the trade war that has exacerbated relations between Delhi and Washington.

Trade negotiations are at the top of the agenda, even while US officials were expecting a deal to be reached during the two days on the ground.

“Modi and I will discuss efforts to expand economic ties,” said President Trump. “We’re going to make very, very big, the biggest trade deals ever.”

“I am optimistic that working with the Prime Minister can achieve a fantastic deal that would be good – even great – for both countries,” he commented, adding, “Besides being a very difficult negotiator.”

Modi gathered the audience by shouting ‘Namaste Trump’.

He praised the American-Indian friendship and said: “a new history is being created.”

“Welcome all of you to the world’s greatest democracy,” Modi said, telling Trump that the whole of India welcomed him, adding that American India relations are no longer just a partnership.

The rally was designed to appeal to Trump’s love of big events, a crowd of thousands welcomed him when he and first lady Melania Trump entered.

Modi was full of praise for the president and his entire family and called for the performances of Melania Trump, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner. He even mentioned the ‘Be Best’ campaign of the first lady by name and praised the work she did with children.

Trump has touted his friendship with Modi and he embraced the prime minister when he landed in India, a rare expression of affection.

Indian officials rolled out the red carpet for the Trumps and dubbed the visit as “two dynamic personalities, a memorable occasion.”

Modi was there to greet the first couple when they stepped out of Air Force One, as did a series of dancers in colorful indigenous costumes, who started the visit in a festive way.

Melania Trump takes part in lucky classes and receives a traditional tilaka forehead sign while expressing her joy at the warm welcome on her first trip to India

By Emily Goodin, Senior American Political Reporter in New Delhi for DailyMail.com

Melania Trump received a traditional red tilaka forehead dot when she arrived on Tuesday at a school in New Delhi to observe a lucky lesson as part of her Be Best campaign.

Students gave the first lady flowers and decorated her forehead with the tilaka, which is made from a fragrant paste such as sandalwood or vermilion, and is given as a welcome and a tribute to guests upon arrival.

Melania Trump thanked the students and people of India for their warm welcome. “This is my first visit to India and I cannot express how wonderful it is. The people here are so welcoming and so nice. The President and I are grateful that we are guests in your beautiful country and receive such a warm welcome, “she said.

Earlier today, students welcomed the first lady with a traditional red tilaka forehead dot

Earlier today, students welcomed the first lady with a traditional red tilaka forehead dot

Earlier today, students welcomed the first lady with a traditional red tilaka forehead dot

American First Lady Melania Trump sits in a classroom with teachers and students during her visit to Sarvodaya Co-Ed Senior Secondary School in New Delhi

American First Lady Melania Trump sits in a classroom with teachers and students during her visit to Sarvodaya Co-Ed Senior Secondary School in New Delhi

American First Lady Melania Trump sits in a classroom with teachers and students during her visit to Sarvodaya Co-Ed Senior Secondary School in New Delhi

Melania looked relaxed and smiled and clapped as she interacted with the children at school

Melania looked relaxed and smiled and clapped as she interacted with the children at school

Melania looked relaxed and smiled and clapped as she interacted with the children at school

Melania looked relaxed and smiled and clapped as she interacted with the children at school

Melania looked relaxed and smiled and clapped as she interacted with the children at school

Melania attended lucky classes at the Sarvodaya Co-Educational Senior Secondary School, an educational program implemented by the Delhi government for students in the first eight classes. She called the program ‘inspiring’.

“I find it very inspiring that students start here every day with mindfulness,” she said. “I can’t think of a better way for all of us to start our day.”

Happiness lessons include story telling, medication and yoga.

The first lady listened to a story told in one of the classes and joined the children to play with legos in another classroom. She also observed a yoga class for fourth graders.

Her Be Best campaign focuses on the well-being of children. The first lady often visits children’s programs or schools when traveling abroad with the president.

Melania, dressed in a white dress with a floral print and a red belt, spent the morning with President Donald Trump in the presidential palace of Rashtrapati Bhavan, where the first couple received a lavish welcome.

The First Lady interacted with students and admired their work during the lucky class

The First Lady interacted with students and admired their work during the lucky class

The First Lady interacted with students and admired their work during the lucky class

Melania Trump is hurled by two young students during her visit to Sarvodaya Co-Ed Senior Secondary School

Melania Trump is hurled by two young students during her visit to Sarvodaya Co-Ed Senior Secondary School

Melania Trump is hurled by two young students during her visit to Sarvodaya Co-Ed Senior Secondary School

Melania Trump is hurled by two young students during her visit to Sarvodaya Co-Ed Senior Secondary School

Melania Trump is hurled by two young students during her visit to Sarvodaya Co-Ed Senior Secondary School

Melania Trump attended a local school in New Delhi to observe a lucky class

Melania Trump attended a local school in New Delhi to observe a lucky class

Melania Trump attended a local school in New Delhi to observe a lucky class

Red-uniformed guards on horses led the presidential motorcade into the palace. The first lady sat next to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to observe that President Trump was reviewing the troops.

She and the president were greeted by Indian President Ram Nath Kovind and his wife Savita Kovind.

The first pair then paid tribute to the famous Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi, placed a wreath on the site of his cremation and threw flower respects on the monument.

Melania Trump joined the president for the opportunity to take off her shoes. They laid a wreath on the black marble platform that marked the spot where the independence leader was cremated after his murder.

They have also planted a tree in one of the gardens surrounding the monument.

India has gone crazy with Melania Trump, which results in her equal billing on billboards and welcomes President Donald Trump to the country and commends her signature Be Best campaign.

President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Indian President Ram Nath Kovind and his wife Savita Kovind during a welcome ceremony in the presidential palace of Rashtrapati Bhavan

President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Indian President Ram Nath Kovind and his wife Savita Kovind during a welcome ceremony in the presidential palace of Rashtrapati Bhavan

President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Indian President Ram Nath Kovind and his wife Savita Kovind during a welcome ceremony in the presidential palace of Rashtrapati Bhavan

The first lady threw petals during a wreath laying at the Mahatma Gandhi memorial

The first lady threw petals during a wreath laying at the Mahatma Gandhi memorial

The first lady threw petals during a wreath laying at the Mahatma Gandhi memorial

The first lady received a noisy welcome on Monday from the crowd of 110,000 people at the Sardar Patel Stadium, the largest cricket stadium in the world, when she joined her husband and Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a demonstration.

She did not speak, but Modi praised her distinctive Be Best campaign, which promotes children’s well-being, in his comments.

“First Lady Melania Trump, your presence here is a great honor for us,” Modi said as the crowd cheered. “Your efforts to build a healthy America have yielded good results. What you do for children in society is commendable. “

She smiled and waved at the crowd when she arrived and sat with the two leaders in their glass box surrounded by flowers.

The notoriously shy Melania was immediately in the spotlight during the first day of the two-day state visit of the Trumps to India.

She was at every event on Monday, from a visit to the arrival of the Trumps until she finished the day at the Taj Mahal and appeared in almost every photo frame.

First Lady Melania Trump embraces a schoolgirl during her visit to Sarvodaya Co-Educational Senior Secondary School

First Lady Melania Trump embraces a schoolgirl during her visit to Sarvodaya Co-Educational Senior Secondary School

First Lady Melania Trump embraces a schoolgirl during her visit to Sarvodaya Co-Educational Senior Secondary School

She even spoke to the press – a rare event.

During a stop at the Taj Mahal, the famous monument to love, the first lady simply said it was ‘beautiful, beautiful’.

The Trumps held hands while posing in front of the white-marble grave. Their sunset visit made for beautiful photos and while they were walking through the gardens to visit the monument, a flock of birds left for them.

Melania Trump was a silent but equal presence as her husband all day, but Indian officials gave her the highest bill alongside the president.

On billboards that welcome the Trumps in India, the photo of the first lady is prominent next to the president.

The first lady started the journey when she stepped from Air Force One into a completely white trousers ensemble with a green sash around her waist.

She greeted Modi heartily and followed the red carpet behind the prime minister and her husband.

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