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Donald Trump claims PM Modi praised him for his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic

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US President Donald Trump has claimed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised him for the way he dealt with the COVID-19 pandemic. Donald Trump said this at an election rally in Reno, Nevada. The presidential elections in the US are scheduled later this year.

What did Trump say?

During the election rally, Trump said: “By far, we have tested more people than India, than many, many big countries put together. India is second in the coronavirus testing after the US. We are 44 million tests ahead of India. They have 1.5 billion people. And Prime Minister Modi calls me and says, what a job you have done with testing.”

The US President further said: “I said, explain that to these dishonest people (media).”

Trump attacks opponent Joe Biden

Donald Trump also attacked his political opponent Joe Biden for the poor handling of the swine flu outbreak during the previous administration.

He said: “Biden’s record demonstrates that if he had been in charge, when the China virus arrived, hundreds of thousands of more Americans would have died. As Vice President, he presided over the worst and the weakest and the slowest economic recovery, since the great depression. No state was hit harder by Biden’s failure than Nevada. This is not the guy you want.”

Also Read: India’s COVID-19 death toll nearing 80,000-mark

Further, Trump accused the Democratic nominee of being controlled by “left radicals”.  He said Biden wants to surrender the USA to the violent left-wing mob.

Trump again repeated that if his opponent wins, China wins. “If Biden wins, China wins. If Biden wins, the mob wins, if Biden wins the rioters win, the anarchists win, the flag burners, the anarchists…they all win,” the US President said.

He also alleged that the US Presidential elections were being rigged in Biden’s favour.

Coronavirus cases in US and India

So far, the United States is the worst-affected nation due to the coronavirus pandemic in both cases and deaths. The US has reported over 65.20 lakh COVID-19 cases and 1.94 lakh deaths.

Similarly, India has so far reported 48.46 lakh cases and 79,722 deaths.

 

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