According to sources Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said on Tuesday before Donald Trump became US President, he had admired Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his governance. Mr. Adityanath said while addressing a rally in Bengal "When Donald Trump was contesting the election in 2016, he had said that the way the Indian government was working under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's leadership, in the same way, the US government will work”.
Meanwhile at numerous occasions, the US President has acknowledged his friendship with PM Modi. The US President had when PM Modi visited him in 2017 "He is thrilled to salute you PM Modi and all that you have accomplished”. Furthermore in renowned journalist Bob Woodward's book "Fear: Trump in the White House", Mr. Trump was quoted as saying that "Prime Minister Modi of India is a friend of him and he likes him very much."
Previously during Diwali celebrations at the White House in November last year, Mr. Trump had said that the United States has deep ties with India and he was grateful for his friendship with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Finally attacking Ms Banerjee, he said, "You have seen Mamata (Banerjee) saving a corrupt officer in Saradha chit fund scam. There cannot be a more shameful and condemnable act (than this) in a democracy."