President Trump participated in a "Howdy Modi" rally at NRG Stadium in Houston, celebrating the achievements of the Indian-American population and the U.S. alliance with India with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Trump celebrated U.S.-India trade relations, defense agreements, and friendship.
"Howdy, my friends," Modi said as he began his address. "When you say 'Howdy, Modi', my answer is that everything is fine in India."
"Friends, as I told you, we have met [President Trump] a few times and every time he has been the same: warm, friendly, accessible, energetic and full of wit," Modi said. "India has a true friend in the White House."
"Prime Minister Modi and I have come to Houston to celebrate everything that unites the United States and India, our shared dreams and bright futures. I've also come to express my profound gratitude to the nearly four million amazing Indian-Americans all across our country," Trump said. "You enrich our culture, you uplift our values, and you are truly proud to be American, and we are proud to have you as Americans. We thank you, we love you, and I want you to know my administration is fighting for you every day."
"Today the spirit of Texas is reflecting here. This crowd is not just restricted to an arithmetic number. We are witnessing a new history in the making," Modi said.
"You (India) have never had a better friend as President as President Donald Trump," Trump said Sunday afternoon. "Under PM Modi’s leadership, the world is witnessing a strong, sovereign republic of India."
"We welcome India’s growing investments right here in the lone star state. Nations around the world are investing in the United States because they know we have the best economy and best workers in world. We want to thank everybody and India has never invested in the US like it is doing today, and I want to say it’s reciprocal because we’re doing the same thing in India," Trump said.
"Today we honor all of the brave Indian and American military service members who work together to safeguard our freedom," Trump also said. "We stand proudly in defense of liberty, and we are committed to protecting innocent civilians from radical Islamic terrorism."