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Trump says PM Modi 'is a beautiful man', then mimics him


ANI Washington D.C. [USA]
Miffed with the high import duty imposed by India on the Harley-Davidson motorbikes, United States President Donald Trump yet again imitated Prime Minister Narendra Modi, sans the Indian accent, this time.
The high import duty on Harley-Davidson bikes has been a sore spot for the US President, who reiterated his displeasure, saying the US was "getting nothing" out of the recent tariff cut from 100 percent to 50 percent.
"Now, the prime minister, who I think is a fantastic man, called me the other day and said we are lowering it to 50 percent. I said okay, but so far we're getting nothing," Trump said to a gathering of governors of all the states at the White House.
President Trump went on to imitate Prime Minister Modi by folding his hands and taking on a soft and serious tone, "He said it beautifully, he is a beautiful man and he said I just want to inform you that we have reduced it to 75 and we have further reduced it to 50. And I further said, huh, what do I say? Am I supposed to be thrilled?"
Earlier in January, US media reported that Trump is known to affect an Indian accent and imitate Prime Minister Modi.

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First Published: Feb 27 2018 | 9:21 AM IST

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