A day after the civic body in Ahmedabad, in Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state of Gujarat, lowered the size of an expected gathering to welcome the two world leaders to 100,000, Donald Trump hasn’t lost hope and further jacked up the number to 10 million.
Addressing a campaign rally in Colorado, Trump exclaimed: “I hear they’re going to have 10 million people— anywhere from 6 to 10 million people” lining streets on the route to stadium, one of the largest cricket stadium in the world.”
He added: “Prime Minister Modi said “we will have 10 million people”, but my only problem is, we have a podcast. We have thousands of people who couldn’t get in. It’s going to look like peanuts from now on. .. I am getting spoiled..,” said Trump.
The optimistic claims of Trump have triggered an onslaught on social media as Twitter users were swift to note that it would be more than 80 percent of the city’s population.
6 to 10 million people? 😂6 to 10 million lies most likely. And he goes to India to do his business deals = Personal business deal that benefits @realDonaldTrump and no one else. That’s what he does everywhere he goes...to make deal for trump.— hea (@Patriot65621595) February 21, 2020
The way this crowd thing is being hyped up & seeing Trump jee excitement. It may become India’s diplomatic disaster if some tells Trump the crowd is 1/6 of promised numbers.He might just rant right there or you never know how he reacts so🤞🤞— Harpreet Singh (@har_preetS) February 21, 2020
Did he got confused between 0.1 million nd 10 million or what 😅😅😅🤦♂️🤦♂️— Akshay Khomane (@akshaykhomane) February 21, 2020
@JenniferJJacobs How do you report this with a straight face?— Lidia de Leon (@musingscreative) February 21, 2020
Total population of Ahmedabad city is appox 6millions How he get up to 10 millions people?— فیضانآفریدی (@Afridi_Faizan_) February 21, 2020
Really wonder how’s he is going to get 7 million in a city of 5 million with poor are getting walled out! pic.twitter.com/ehZX8vLCtN— Mango (@Mango82435743) February 21, 2020
Earlier this week, Trump said he was very excited about his visit to India as Modi promised him he would be greeted by seven million people, lining-up on his route from Airport to the stadium.
Contrary to the claims by both leaders, officials in Ahmedabad's civic body have come out with a different number of people expected to show up along the 22-kilometre route from the airport to the Sardar Patel Cricket Stadium in Motera.
Modi and Trump would also open the Stadium, named after India's first home minister Sardar Vallabhai Patel, billed as the biggest in the world, which can accommodate 110,000 and constructed at a cost of INR 8000 million ($1.1 billion).