PM Narendra Modi compliments people of America on their 244th Independence Day

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US President Donald Trump has thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his wishes on America’s 244th Independence Day. While replying to PM Modi’s wishes,  Trump tweeted: “Thank you, my friend. America loves India!”
Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi posted a tweet on Saturday, July 04  congratulating the people of The United States of America and President Donald Trump on Independence Day celebrated amidst COVID-19 pandemic. He further said as the world’s largest democracies, India and the USA cherish freedom and human enterprise that this day celebrates. Every year on  July four  Americans worldwide celebrate the becoming of The United States of America. It is the day, when in 1776, a Declaration of Independence drafted by Thomas Jefferson, was adopted by 13 colonies enabling the independence of the United States from the British Empire. However, this year, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, officials have urged people to celebrate freedom by staying home.  Donald Trump in his  address slammed  American progressives, protesters and media as he celebrated the Fourth of July with a “Salute to America” on the White House South Lawn. BBC reports ‘’ Striking a combative tone, Mr. Trump said he would “fight… to preserve the American way of life”, while railing at “mobs” targeting historical monuments. Ahead of his speech, Black Lives Matter protesters gathered nearby. Mr. Trump’s 2020 election rival Joe Biden said everyone deserved “a full share of the American dream”. The 4 July holiday marks the nation’s declaration of independence from Britain in 1776 and is one of the most important days in the national calendar. Historically presidents have used the occasion to deliver speeches extolling the virtues of unity. Last year, Mr. Trump spoke of the “extraordinary heritage” of the country at an event with a militaristic theme that involved Air Force flyovers and tanks parked on display. This year, Mr. Trump’s address was again followed by a flyover involving various aircraft, including B-52 bombers and F-35 fighter jets’’. Speaking from the White House lawn on Saturday, Mr. Trump took aim at protesters that he sees as anti-patriotic who have taken to the streets in the wake of the death in police custody in May of African-American George Floyd.”We are now in the process of defeating the radical left, the anarchists, the agitators, the looters, and the people who, in many instances, have absolutely no clue what they are doing,” he said.”We will never allow an angry mob to tear down our statues, erase our history, indoctrinate our children. “Statues and monuments of historical figures associated with racism or slavery have been pulled down or removed amid the wave of protests – drawing Mr. Trump’s ire’’.

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